Speaking at the Broadband World Forum, BitTorrent CEO Eric Klinker spoke extensively about the company’s Micro Transport Protocol (μTP), a technology that improves network efficiency and decreases decongestion.
Klinker was quick to slam the current Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that much of the internet uses to transmit data.
TCP detects congestion based on lost packets,” said Klinker. “This is a lot like driving your car through a school zone and only slowing down after you’ve struck your first pedestrian.”
μTP detects network congestion earlier than the TCP protocol, and is designed to “yield” to traffic on the network. Klinker argues that avoiding the congestion will reduce network costs.
Read the full story over at: Cnet.