Now that many of us are at home playing video games, streaming, posting on social media, or just scrolling, the speed of our wireless networks is more noticeable. MIT is looking to fix that.
MIT researchers have designed a congestion-control scheme for wireless networks that could help reduce lag times and increase quality in video streaming, video chat, mobile gaming, and other web services.
To keep web services running smoothly, congestion-control schemes infer information about a network’s bandwidth capacity and congestion based on feedback from the network routers, which is encoded in data packets. That information determines how fast data packets are sent through the network.
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