International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

Quality of experience key metrics framework for network mobility user

Rafidah Md Noor* and Sajad Khorsandroo
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 September 2011
  •  Published: 09 November 2011



This paper presents a new framework of Quality of Experience (QoE) in mobile network. The user acceptance of a mobile application depends on the application’s perceived QoE. Currently, there is no comprehensive framework which integrates QoE and Quality of Service (QoS). The components of framework consist of the network mobility users, traffic classification matrixes and QoE key metric. The performance evaluation of this framework for assessing QoE in service class and user class model is presented. The simulation results demonstrate the user satisfaction evaluated by the achieved QoE at different service classes and user classes. The new QoE score model can give deeper understanding of the mobile user interaction within the mobile environment; quantify the user’s QoE and their relationship with QoS.


Key words: Mobile network, quality of experience, quality of service, key metrics, mobile user.



AQoS, Application quality of service; BE, best effort; CBR, constant bit rate; DiffServ, differentiated services; ertPS, extended real-time polling service; GoS, grade of service; IntServ, integrated services; KPI,      key performance indicator; MN, mobile network; MOS, mean opinion score; MR, mobile router; nrtPS, non-real time polling service; NEMO BS, network mobility basic support; NQoS, network quality of service; QoE,  quality of experience; QoR, quality of resilience; QoS, quality of service; rtPS, real-time polling service; UGS, unsolicited grant service.