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Google Recommends Changes to TCP for Faster Web

We all know how Google has long been, in this seemingly never ending quest, trying to come up with new ways that would allow web pages to load much faster than they do today. According to new reports, the Web search giant has proposed a handful of changes to the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) to achieve faster load times.

TCP is basically a protocol used for the purpose of reliably delivering data over HTTP, HTTPS and many other protocols over the Web.

Google is pretty much focused on lowering the current latency between servers and client machines, as well as the number of round trips needed. And, if we are to believe word on the web, the changes proposed by Google could eventually result in an enhancement of both those aspects.

"While Google's proposed changes are well intentioned and might improve network performance, they come with the risk that an overlooked problem or a bad interaction with other traffic could cause widespread damage to the internet," notes Ars Technica.

Apart from these proposed changes, Google is calling for improvisations to be made in the TCP protocol, thus making it more suitable for mobile networks.