5Gophers v1.0 (Commercial 5G Network Performance)

Citation Author(s):
Arvind
Narayanan
University of Minnesota
Eman
Ramadan
University of Minnesota
Jason
Carpenter
University of Minnesota
Qingxu
Liu
University of Minnesota
Yu
Liu
University of Minnesota
Feng
Qian
University of Minnesota
Zhi-Li
Zhang
University of Minnesota
Submitted by:
Arvind Narayanan
Last updated:
Thu, 02/11/2021 - 14:28
DOI:
10.1145/3366423.3380169
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Abstract 

We conduct to our knowledge a first measurement study of commercial 5G performance on smartphones by closely examining 5G networks of three carriers (two mmWave carriers, one mid-band 5G carrier) in three U.S. cities. We conduct extensive field tests on 5G performance in diverse urban environments. We systematically analyze the handoff mechanisms in 5G and their impact on network performance, and explore the feasibility of using location and possibly other environmental information to predict the network performance. We also study the app performance (web browsing, HTTP download, and volumetric video streaming) over 5G. Our study consumes more than 15 TB of data. Conducted when 5G just made its debut, it provides a “baseline” for studying how 5G performance evolves, and identifies key research directions on improving 5G users’ experience in a cross-layer manner.

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DATASET WEBSITE: https://fivegophers.umn.edu/www20/

## OVERVIEW

5Gophers 1.0 is a dataset collected when the world's very first commercial 5G services were made available to consumers. It should serve as a baseline to evaluate the 5G's performance evolution over time. Results using this dataset is presented in our measurement paper - "A First Look at Commercial 5G Performance on Smartphones".

This dataset is being made available to the research community.

## FILES and FOLDER STRUCTURE

All the files are in CSV format with headers that should hopefully be self-explainatory.

5Gophers-v1.0
├── All-Carriers
│   ├── 01-Throughput
│   ├── 02-Round-Trip-Times
│   └── 03-User-Mobility
└── mmWave-only
├── 03-UE-Panel (LoS Tests)
├── 04-Ping-Traces (Latency Tests)
├── 05-UE-Panel (NLoS Tests)
├── 06-UE-Panel (Orientation Tests)
├── 07-UE-Panel (Distance Tests)
├── 08-Web-Page-Load-Tests
├── 09-HTTPS-CDN-vs-NonCDN (Download Test)
└── 10-HTTP-vs-HTTPS (Download Test)

## CITING THE DATASET

```
@inproceedings{10.1145/3366423.3380169,
author = {Narayanan, Arvind and Ramadan, Eman and Carpenter, Jason and Liu, Qingxu and Liu, Yu and Qian, Feng and Zhang, Zhi-Li},
title = {A First Look at Commercial 5G Performance on Smartphones},
year = {2020},
isbn = {9781450370233},
publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3366423.3380169},
doi = {10.1145/3366423.3380169},
booktitle = {Proceedings of The Web Conference 2020},
pages = {894–905},
numpages = {12},
location = {Taipei, Taiwan},
series = {WWW ’20}
}
```

## QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to contact the FiveGophers team for information about the data (fivegophers@umn.edu, naray111@umn.edu)

## LICENSE

5Gophers 1.0 dataset is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.