The effect of unwanted internet traffic on cellular phone energy consumption

Ismo Puustinen, Jukka K. Nurminen

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Abstract

Unwanted Internet background traffic (often called "Internet background radiation") is received to every public IPv4 address. This is a problem for cellular phones with an always-online GPRS connection, because receiving the unwanted sporadic data traffic will cause the cellular radio to be used, which in turn drains the device battery. We present measurements of the effect of unwanted Internet traffic to cellular phone energy consumption, and simulate different 3G fast dormancy timeout values to find out a way to reduce the time the radio is active. The simulations demonstrate that the use of a well-chosen static fast dormancy timeout value enables large power savings without causing too much extra 3G state transition signalling between the cellular phone and the 3G base station.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 4th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2011 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-8704-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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Keywords

  • Cellular networks
  • Energy consumption
  • Power saving
  • Unwanted traffic

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Puustinen, I., & Nurminen, J. K. (2011). The effect of unwanted internet traffic on cellular phone energy consumption. In 2011 4th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2011 - Proceedings Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/NTMS.2011.5720613
Puustinen, Ismo ; Nurminen, Jukka K. / The effect of unwanted internet traffic on cellular phone energy consumption. 2011 4th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2011 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2011.
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Puustinen, I & Nurminen, JK 2011, The effect of unwanted internet traffic on cellular phone energy consumption. in 2011 4th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2011 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/NTMS.2011.5720613

The effect of unwanted internet traffic on cellular phone energy consumption. / Puustinen, Ismo; Nurminen, Jukka K.

2011 4th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2011 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Puustinen I, Nurminen JK. The effect of unwanted internet traffic on cellular phone energy consumption. In 2011 4th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2011 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2011 https://doi.org/10.1109/NTMS.2011.5720613