Google has revealed that about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC, a protocol that speeds up the web. Also Read - Google, Facebook make vaccination mandatory for employees returning to office
The name ‘QUIC’ stands for Quick UDP Internet Connection and refers to Google’s experimental, low-latency Internet transportation protocol over UDP, a protocol that is often used by gaming, streaming media and VoIP services, reported TechCrunch. Also Read - Fake Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Lite APK links going viral on the internet: How to spot them
The counterpart of UDP and QUIC in the protocol world is basically TCP, which along with the Internet Protocol ( IP ) makes up the core communication language of the Internet. UDP is significantly more light-weight in than TCP, but in return, it features far fewer error correction services than TCP. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can play
With QUIC, Google aims to combine some of the best features of both UPD and TCP with modern security tools.