International Professional Fora:

A study of civil society organisation participation in internet governance

International Professional Fora:

A study of civil society organisation participation in internet governance

Items filtered by date: May 2017

In 2013, Google announced that it was working on a way of reducing latency on the web by developing a new transport protocol called QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections). As explained here, network performance improves with the decrease of the round trip time (RTT) for establishing connection between the client and the server. The QUIC protocol is intended to outperform the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and instead use a new version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol (TLS 1.3) for encryption over UDP (User Datagram Protocol) which has been relied upon for faster transportation of Internet Protocol (IP) traffic. More clearly, '[t]he standard way to do secure web browsing involves communicating over TCP + TLS, which requires 2 to 3 round trips with a server to establish a secure connection before the browser can request the actual web page. QUIC is designed so that if a client has talked to a given server before, it can start sending data without any round trips, which makes web pages load faster' (Chromium Blog, 17 April 2015).