VKontakte was one of the first in the world to introduce advanced data transfer technology based on the new QUIC Internet protocol and double the speed of content delivery in the web version and mobile application. about this informed of In the press service of social networks.
The massive move to a new network protocol has halved the delivery time of content in all regions and around the world: users can quickly exchange photos, text messages and comments, music, and update news feeds. will be able to. Also, unstable internet or device performance will not interfere with communication. Russians will be able to exchange materials in the subway, while traveling, in the mountains, in the country or in the woods – the application will work much faster.
Total content delivery times have decreased by 55 percent, and the total number of programs viewed per day has increased by more than 250 million. Users on bad networks started consuming 10 percent more content. The application showed an increase in speed not only in Russia, but also in other countries including Germany, Brazil and Moldova.
“The new transport protocol differs from the widely used protocol of the older generation TCP: QUIC has reduced latency in the transmission of various types of content, increased traffic volume to ensure the reliability of data and Adaptability to the underlying modern technologies. Among its differences is also the transmission of information over the network exclusively in encrypted form – this increases the security of the exchange of data by the audience of the social network, ”says the message.
At the moment, due to the lack of a ready-made set of solutions for both clients and servers, which is necessary to implement and support new protocols in high-load systems, not all companies will be able to quickly migrate services. To Quick. The VKontakte team has made available its developments to support the new generation of network technology for open access on clients and servers.
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