Behavior Analysis of Video Application Users on Smart Phones Based on State Transition Diagram

Norihiro FUKUMOTO  Shigehiro ANO  Shigeki GOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E98-B   No.1   pp.42-50
Publication Date: 2015/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E98.B.42
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Quality of Diversifying Communication Networks and Services)
traffic control/analysis,  network performance analysis,  user modeling,  mobile applications,  

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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.