Cost-aware Mobile Web Browsing

Cost-aware Mobile Web Browsing, Chava, S., Ennaji, R., Chen, J., & Subramanian, L. (2012). IEEE Pervasive Computing, 11(3), 34-42.

The increasing pervasiveness of web browsing on portable devices calls for the careful consideration of how web pages are accessed by mobile users. While flat-rate pricing (independent of the usage) has been the conventional data pricing model in rich countries, mobile roaming users and users in developing regions are typically subject to usage-based pricing based on cost per megabyte download…In this paper, we propose a cost-aware mobile web browsing mechanism that aims to substantially reduce the usage cost incurred for the end-user…

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