Scientists of the Odesa National Academy of Telecommunications named after O.S. Popov (southern Ukraine) say they have made a breakthrough in telecommunications: their ideas stand every chance to pave the ground for the Internet of the future in a decade, according to newspaper Segodnya, UKRINFORM reported.

The technology is called UA-ITT (Ukrainian Integrated Technology of Telecommunications). One of the authors of the development, Associate Professor Viktor Tikhonov, said the point at issue is a completely new principle of construction of the World Wide Web. As known, since 1980 it has been operating with the use of the TCP-IP protocol, which standardizes the exchange of information between different computers (and exactly a chain of interconnected computers this called the internet).

The data to be transferred is split into so-called packets, which have a standard size. But this does not allow the web functioning in a truly real-time mode, according to Tikhonov.

"Even when you just view an online video broadcast you need a buffer where a piece of video is loaded for you to see while the next one is being downloaded. That is, there is a delay anyway," he said.

The same thing is with telephone communications, for example, through the popular program Skype. You may expedite the process by ordering a greater capacity of the network (traffic), but it takes extra money.

"We propose that instead of packages, segments with varying sizes be transferred for each specific task. For example, for telephone communications the segments will be small, and for the transfer of entire files big," Tikhonov said.

Network bandwidth is also expected to vary, automatically and independently from the provider.

"Such a system would be cheap and, importantly, fast; it will really work in real time," the inventor is sure. According to him, this development is unique: "Our counterparts at the IETF deal only with improvement of TCP-IP, when we offer another approach."

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