Fastly, an internet infrastructure company, claims that the new QUIC internet protocol improves the speed and security of data transfer and has a faster recovery mechanism.

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A new data transmission protocol could replace the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), the most common method used to send and receive Internet traffic.

Fastly, an internet infrastructure company, claims that the new QUIC internet protocol improves the speed and security of data transfer and has a faster recovery mechanism.

“The Internet transport ecosystem has been frozen for decades now, and QUIC is emerging from it,” said Jana Iyengar, one of the designers of QUIC and engineer at Internet infrastructure company Fastly. “QUIC is poised to lead the charge on the next generation of Internet innovations.”

Starting as an experiment at Google, QUIC was then developed through a collaborative and standardization process within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The IETF sets standards for the global network and released QUIC as a standard last week.

The protocol reduces the latency of Google search responses by 8% on desktops and about 4% on mobiles, Google said in a research paper released in 2017. It also cuts memory storage time. Buffer a YouTube video by 18% for desktop users and around 15%. for mobile users.

TCP, a standard that dates back to the Internet in 1974, governs the transfer of data over the Internet between different computing devices. It also helps in recovering lost data packets.

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