Google adds ‘QUIC’ to Chrome, further speeds up the web
Today the Mountain View-based company unveiled support for a new experimental protocol called Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) in the latest version of Chrome Canary.
Hoping to speed up load times, QUIC runs a stream multiplexing on top of UDP instead of TCP. Google say they have been working on implementation for the past few months.
On choosing UDP instead of TCP, the company says it learned from past experience “that real-world network conditions often differ considerably.”
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