5G is coming – Announcing a New Internet Transport Protocol
From the very beginnings of the Internet, Internet technologies have constantly been changing and going through revolutionary upgrades. However, not much has changed architecturally — regarding internet protocols. We continue to use TCP, UDP, HTTP, REST, JSON, XMPP, RTP, and other already outdated technologies.
With that being said, 5G has been coming forward to entirely change internet network philosophy. 5G — designed with an extended capacity to enable next-generation user experiences, significantly improve connection speeds, responsiveness, and deliver new remote control features.
The 2 Problems with TCP
The Internet’s core – Transport Control Protocol (TCP), which was established in 1973, is hardly able to respond to the new era’s realities. Now with the Internet being mostly mobile, networks often fluctuate and are unstable, causing TCP congestions. TCP’s other substantial disadvantage is its low speed and high utility bandwidth.
5G high-speed internet is required for high-speed internet transport protocols.
RTMFP, Quic, SCP: The creation of new internet transport protocols
In these last few years, implementations started growing of over the top of UDP reliable internet transport protocols.
- Adobe was one of the pioneers in this field and tried to deploy its RTMFP solution in 2006, however, the solution died off because it was difficult to work with RTMFP.
- In 2012 Google deployed the Quic protocol which worked successfully and is currently one of the favorites in this sphere. Quic is being used by Youtube, Gmail, Instagram, Uber, and many other apps. Quic does have its efficiencies, however, it doesn’t meet all of the new generation 5G requirements.
- Zangi, for the last 4 years has been developing a new type of internet transport protocol, from scratch, which would be fully suitable with today’s tech demands. They have finally released their own over the top of UDP internet transport protocol, called Stream Control Protocol (SCP) which utilizes 5G standards.
Quic vs Zangi’s SCP protocol
SCP and Quic mostly have similar features, however, SCP has the following substantial advantages when it comes to 5G standards:
- SCP is Object-Oriented, meaning SCP sends and receives complete objects instead of datagram packets,
- SCP can perform direct remote method calls,
- SCP allows a network to have shared objects. When one of the network users makes a change in the shared object, the object is changed for all other network users,
- SCP has special data transfer modes for live video, live audio file upload/download, and data transfers.
MORE ABOUT THE SCP PROTOCOL
The SCP protocol fully supports a serverless concept, which also includes protocol-level remote control tools. To transmit data, SCP uses object structures. This Protocol allows internet developers to exchange data and send commands between gadgets without server layer support.
Also, for the very first time, an Internet Protocol has been created for remote control, with protocol-level remote control tools. This finally frees developers from sending remote control signals and writing complex applications for this very case.
For example — if developers want to modify this Protocol to use as a teamviewer app, the creation process will come very easy, it wouldn’t require special knowledge, and, in general, will exceedingly cut development time.
The creators of SCP, of course, did not forget to prioritize and highlight the security of the Protocol. While decade-old security protocols: RTP, HTTP, FTP make it very hard to integrate or adjust to modern technologies (similar to the difficulties they have with mobile internet), SCP’s protocol-level supports all modern End to End Encryption algorithms.
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