The increasing usage of Real-Time Communication (RTC) applications for leisure and remote working calls for realistic and reproducible techniques to test them. They are used under very different network conditions: from high-speed broadband networks, to noisy wireless links. As such, it is of paramount importance to assess the impact of the network on users’ Quality of Experience (QoE), especially when it comes to the application’s mechanisms such as video quality adjustment or transmission of redundant data. In this work, we pose the basis for a system in which a target RTC application is tested in an emulated mobile environment. To this end, we leverage ERRANT, a data-driven emulator which includes 32 distinct profiles modeling mobile network performance in different conditions. As a use case, we opt for Cisco Webex, a popular RTC application. We show how variable network conditions impact the packet loss, and, in turn, trigger video quality adjustments, impairing the users’ QoE.

Realistic testing of RTC applications under mobile networks / Perna, Gianluca; Trevisan, Martino; Giordano, Danilo. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020), pp. 532-533. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 16th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and TechnologiesNovember 2020 tenutosi a Barcellona, Spagna nel 1-4 Dicembre 2020 [10.1145/3386367.3431661].

Realistic testing of RTC applications under mobile networks

Perna, Gianluca;Trevisan, Martino;Giordano, Danilo
2020

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The increasing usage of Real-Time Communication (RTC) applications for leisure and remote working calls for realistic and reproducible techniques to test them. They are used under very different network conditions: from high-speed broadband networks, to noisy wireless links. As such, it is of paramount importance to assess the impact of the network on users’ Quality of Experience (QoE), especially when it comes to the application’s mechanisms such as video quality adjustment or transmission of redundant data. In this work, we pose the basis for a system in which a target RTC application is tested in an emulated mobile environment. To this end, we leverage ERRANT, a data-driven emulator which includes 32 distinct profiles modeling mobile network performance in different conditions. As a use case, we opt for Cisco Webex, a popular RTC application. We show how variable network conditions impact the packet loss, and, in turn, trigger video quality adjustments, impairing the users’ QoE.
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