Mobile Broadband
Performance
Measuring Broadband America
Measuring Broadband America
• FCC National Broadband Plan
• Released 3/10
• Advocated FCC undertake measurement of Broadba...
mobile Measuring Broadband
America
• On 9/21/13 FCC announced extension of program to mobile
services
• Collaborative effo...
What we are doing
• Smartphone app runs in background on volunteers phone
• Runs automatically at random times performing ...
What We Are Collecting
• Network Performance Data, e.g.:
• Upload/Download Speed
• Packet Loss
• Latency
• Network Structu...
What is Unique About the
Program
• Core foundation: consumer privacy
• Collaboration with key industry players
• Transpare...
Consumer Privacy
• Central to FCC’s policies and concerns
• Mobile data raises special issues
• Extensive discussions with...
Industry Collaboration
• Key tenant of National Broadband Program to work
collaboratively with major stakeholders
• Increa...
Transparency
• Open meetings to discuss program milestones
• Publication of testing procedures, statistical scripts,
measu...
Statistically Based Data
Collection
• Android client software runs autonomously in background
• Tests performed regularly ...
Long Term Objectives
• Continue to explore further utility of data
• We’ve focused on ‘low hanging fruit’
• Ongoing discus...
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Mobile Broadband Performance | Visionary Keynote by Walter Johnston | Federal Mobile Computing Summit | July 9, 2013

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Mobile Broadband Performance | Visionary Keynote by Walter Johnston | Federal Mobile Computing Summit | July 9, 2013

  1. 1. Mobile Broadband Performance Measuring Broadband America
  2. 2. Measuring Broadband America • FCC National Broadband Plan • Released 3/10 • Advocated FCC undertake measurement of Broadband America in collaboration with industry • FCC fixed broadband measurement program • Reports released 8/11, 7/12, 2/13 • Ongoing: yearly reports • Generally perceived as most accurate measurements of consumer broadband performance • Result of transparency of process and collaboration with industry and other parties
  3. 3. mobile Measuring Broadband America • On 9/21/13 FCC announced extension of program to mobile services • Collaborative effort with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, CTIA and others • Data collection effort to start later this year with initial public results expected early 2014
  4. 4. What we are doing • Smartphone app runs in background on volunteers phone • Runs automatically at random times performing measurements • App provides only network related data and results annonymized • Data uploaded to cloud for presentation in maps and other analysis
  5. 5. What We Are Collecting • Network Performance Data, e.g.: • Upload/Download Speed • Packet Loss • Latency • Network Structure Data, e.g.: • Service Coverage Data • Tower ID/Signal Strength • Bearer Channel
  6. 6. What is Unique About the Program • Core foundation: consumer privacy • Collaboration with key industry players • Transparency in process • Statistically valid data collection • Open, reproducible and extendable methodologies
  7. 7. Consumer Privacy • Central to FCC’s policies and concerns • Mobile data raises special issues • Extensive discussions with representatives from Federal Trade Commission, FCC, service providers, academics and others to develop formal privacy policy • Mechanisms in place to ensure data is anonymized and processed in manner to ensure anonymity
  8. 8. Industry Collaboration • Key tenant of National Broadband Program to work collaboratively with major stakeholders • Increases accuracy and success of program • Provides potential for industry standardization • Working with four major wireless carriers, CTIA and others in open process • Industry beta testing client software
  9. 9. Transparency • Open meetings to discuss program milestones • Publication of testing procedures, statistical scripts, measurement methods, etc. • Client software provided as open source • FCC plans to provide GIS database displaying key metrics • Underlying data freely available (subject to consumer privacy policies) • Future goals include making available thru FTP and through API interfaces on FCC database
  10. 10. Statistically Based Data Collection • Android client software runs autonomously in background • Tests performed regularly on randomized basis • User bias minimized/eliminated • Avoids user testing to determine ‘what’s broken’ • Collaboration with industry permits more targeted and more successful volunteer solicitations
  11. 11. Long Term Objectives • Continue to explore further utility of data • We’ve focused on ‘low hanging fruit’ • Ongoing discussions with parties as to potential uses • Continue to provide accurate data on evolution of broadband • Promote standard metrics and cost efficient data collection mechanisms • Continue successful collaborative model

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