QUIC internet protocol to make data transfer swift and safer

QUIC internet protocol to make data transfer swift and safer

A new data transmission protocol might be the next big thing. It has the potential to replace Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), which is currently the most used method for sending and receiving internet traffic.

TCP standard was set way back in 1974, and it governs data transfer across the internet between different computing devices. Besides, it also helps recover lost data packets. With QUIC, we might some major upgrades in data transfer.

Faster and safer data transfer

Fastly, an internet infrastructure firm, claims the newly-developed internet protocol QUIC can boost the speed and ramp up the security of data transfer. Besides, it is also touted to have a faster recovery mechanism.

“The internet transport ecosystem has been ossified for decades now, and QUIC breaks out of this ossification,” said Jana Iyengar, one of the designers of QUIC. “QUIC is poised to lead the charge on the next generation of internet innovations.”

QUIC began as an experiment at Google. It was later developed with a collaborative and standardization process at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which is responsible for setting global network standards. QUIC has also been published as a standard recently.

Significant reduction in internet latency

QUIC is capable of reducing Google Search latency by 8% on desktops and 4% on mobiles, Google claimed in a research paper published in 2017. The internet protocol can also reduce YouTube’s buffering time by 18% for desktops and around 15% for mobile users.

Speaking of the company behind QUIC Fastly was founded in 2011 and works on a distributed group of servers to offer swift data delivery. It helps websites manage internet traffic and neutralize security issues.

Disclaimer: The above article has been aggregated by a computer program and summarised by an Steamdaily specialist. You can read the original article at thehindu
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