Age-of-Information in Practice: Status Age Measured over TCP/IP Connections through WiFi, Ethernet and LTE

Sonmez C., Baghaee S., Ergisi A., UYSAL BIYIKOĞLU E.

IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom), Batumi, Georgia, 4 - 07 June 2018, pp.76-80 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Batumi
  • Country: Georgia
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-80
  • Keywords: Age of Information (AoI), AoI on TCP/IP, AoI over WiFi, AoI over LTE, AoI over Ethernet, Experimental AoI


The Age of Information (AoI) has gained importance as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measuring freshness of information in information-update systems and time-critical applications. Almost all the previous literature on AoI has been theoretical. Most of these theoretical studies assumed knowledge of the statistics of network delays and/or link service times. However, in real-life networks, various factors contribute to these parameters, resulting in a complicated effect on age. This paper reports the results of a real-life implementation measuring the variation of AoI over TCP/IP links served by WiFi, LTE, 3G, 2G and Ethernet for different rates of status update generation by an application running over the Internet.