EU Funded RITE Aims to Speed Up Internet by Reducing Latency

By Thursday, February 14, 2013 0 , , Permalink 0

Working closely with telecom giants like British Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent and scientists from various European universities, the researchers over at Aberdeen University through the project named RITE (Reducing Internet Transport Latency) aim to reduce bandwidth bills that users end up paying for data intensive online activities such as streaming online video.

The researchers are of the opinion that by reducing online latency they will be able to make computers work smartly. RITE is being led by Simula Research Labs has received a £3m funding from the European Commission. The team of researchers has already completed its proposal ahead of the US Standards meet which is scheduled on March 10 in Orlando, United States.

Everyone faces Internet speed issues one way or the other. According to Professor Gorry Fairhurst of University of Aberdeen: “It’s a problem we all notice when you’re using a program like Skype. If anyone else in the house is watching a video at the same time – your video connection becomes jerky and often crashes.”

“…but often it’s not more bandwidth that’s needed to go faster – it’s less delay. We think we can reduce this delay by making a set of small but important changes to the way computers and the network process the Internet data.”

Editor’s Note: This article has been written with additional inputs from Ravi Mandalia