Fujitsu has developed a new data transfer protocol that it claims is a 30 times improvement in file transfer speeds between the United States and Japan. According to the company, the new protocol will lead to breakthroughs in streaming media buffering and file transfers over data networks.
Fujitsu also claims that the new protocol helps avoid network congestion and packet loss.
The tech firm has based its new technology on the User Datagram Protocol (UDP). The software helps reduce latency for streaming media when packet loss occurs. The technology also measures network bandwidth use to secure the optimal amount of information that can be transferred without overwhelming the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
Fujitsu also claims that its new UDP focus allows TCP applications to be sped up without modification.
Testing has already confirmed that the new protocol reduced latency in virtual desktop operations to less than a sixth of normal levels. A lower latency level could be most helping for gaming platforms and video conferencing that require steady internet connections with little to no congestion.
Fujitsu plans to offer the middleware software to network providers before the end of 2013.
With millions of new internet users jumping online every single year and many of those users spending more time using streaming video services, this protocol couldn’t come at a better time.
Because the technology is used at the server level, internet users will not need to update their own systems in order to take advantage of better buffering rates and less congestion with their internet connections.