Universita' degli Studi di Napoli ''Federico II'' (Italy)
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione (DIETI)

Network Monitoring and Measurements  

Performance monitoring of 3/4G and satellite networks


We develop techniques and tools to uncover the performance of operational, wireless, wide area networks. In particular, we focus on 3/4G and satellite networks. We (i) develop novel techniques and tools that are deployed on such networks; we (ii) integrate them in operational platforms like OSS, BSS, CSA, NOC, etc; we (iii) coordinate the development of new tools that integrate our novel techniques. We use active and passive measurement approaches, to allow network operators to accurately monitor the status of the network, user behavior, quality of experience, etc., also discovering the causes of the possible performance impairments experimented by the users. On the root cause analysis, we have recently developed a technique that work on TCP packet traces and allows to understand the performance experimented by the users and the related root cause. The technique is called Multi-layer Root Cause Analysis (MRCA).

Papers, TR, etc.

Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Claudio Guerrini, Marin Mangri, "A customer service assurance platform for mobile broadband networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.49, no.10, pp.101-109, Oct. 2011.

Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, Giorgio Ventre, Ernst Biersack, Stefan Rugel, "Performance footprints of heavy-users in 3G networks via empirical measurement", 6th International workshop on Wireless Network Measurements (Winmee) 2010, Avignon, France, May 2010.

Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescapè, "Monitoring and measuring wireless network performance in the presence of middleboxes", The 8th International Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Bardonecchia (TO), Italy, January 2010. . (Download the poster).

... more in publications


Eurecom Sophia Antipolis
Accanto Systems
Telefonica Germany

Student contributors

- Antonino Esposito
- Rosa Guerra
- Agostino Casella
- Marco Ottaviano
- Sergio Franco
- Andrea Paudice

If you are interested in collaborating with us or in opportunities in Traffic, please send an e-mail to Antonio Pescapè