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Researchers discover method of improving bandwith speeds using existing infrastructure

Researchers discover method of improving bandwith speeds using existing infrastructure: cell tower stock 1024

A group of researchers led by MIT professor Muriel Medard have discovered a way to greatly improve the speed of wireless signals without the need for new infrastructure. By tackling the issue of dropped data packets, the team has been able to increase speeds by up to 27 times just by altering how the information is sent. As explained by Technology Review, dropped packets require data to be resent, which, when compounded over a period time, can noticeably decrease the speed of transfer. The new technology, referred to as coded TCP, addresses the problem by replacing traditional packets with algebraic descriptors, which can be solved by the receiving device to recreate missing data, thus cutting down on the time wasted when requesting new…
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