Behavior analysis of video application users on smart phones based on state transition diagram

Norihiro Fukumoto, Shigehiro Ano, Shigeki Goto

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    Video traffic occupies a major part of current mobile traffic. The characteristics of video traffic are dominated by the behavior of the video application users. This paper uses a state transition diagram to analyze the behavior of video application users on smart phones. Video application users are divided into two categories; keyword search users and initial screen users. They take different first action in video viewing. The result of our analysis shows that the patience of video application users depends on whether they have a specific purpose when they launch a video application or not. Mobile network operators can improve the QoE of video application users by utilizing the results of this study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)42-50
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1



    • Mobile applications
    • Network performance analysis
    • Traffic control/analysis
    • User modeling

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Software

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