How Google plans to speed up the internet
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.
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.
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.
With QUIC, Google aims to combine some of the best features of both UPD and TCP with modern security tools.