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Exploring the Measurement Lab Open Dataset for Internet Performance Evaluation: The German Internet Landscape

Faculty of Economics, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Kanzleistraße 91-93, 24943 Flensburg, Germany
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Electronics 2022, 11(1), 162; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11010162
Received: 27 October 2021 / Revised: 29 December 2021 / Accepted: 30 December 2021 / Published: 5 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Computer Science & Engineering)
The Measurement Lab (MLab) provides a large and open collection of Internet performance measurements. We make use of it to look at the state of the German Internet by a structured analysis, in which we carve out expressive results from the dataset to identify busy hours and days, the impact of server locations and congestion control protocols, and compare Internet service providers. Moreover, we examine the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown in Germany. We observe that only parts of the Internet show a performance degradation at the beginning of the lockdown and that a large impact in performance depends on the network the servers are located in. Furthermore, the evolution of congestion control algorithms is reflected by performance improvements. For our analysis, we focus on the busy hours. From the end-user perspective, this time is of most interest to identify if the network can support challenging services such as video streaming or cloud gaming at these intervals. View Full-Text
Keywords: internet performance analysis; broadband measurements; congestion control; busy hours; open dataset internet performance analysis; broadband measurements; congestion control; busy hours; open dataset
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Lübben, R.; Misfeld, N. Exploring the Measurement Lab Open Dataset for Internet Performance Evaluation: The German Internet Landscape. Electronics 2022, 11, 162. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11010162

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Lübben R, Misfeld N. Exploring the Measurement Lab Open Dataset for Internet Performance Evaluation: The German Internet Landscape. Electronics. 2022; 11(1):162. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11010162

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Lübben, Ralf, and Nico Misfeld. 2022. "Exploring the Measurement Lab Open Dataset for Internet Performance Evaluation: The German Internet Landscape" Electronics 11, no. 1: 162. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11010162

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