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Don’t let any WAN slow you down!

Accelerating Wide Area Network (WAN) speeds is a subject that, for a while now, has been attracting the attention of IT users and manufacturers of this technology. At present, they are not always able to take maximum advantage of WAN networks. But this is set to change, as Fujitsu Laboratories has announced that it has developed a technology that improves WAN speeds, finding a solution to the problem of packet loss and delays on communication networks.

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This technology is able to double transfer speeds on communication networks, including mobile and international networks. The details of this WAN solution were announced by Fujitsu Laboratories last year at the SoftCOM2014 international conference for software, networks and telecommunication in Croatia. The technology enables hardware (accelerators) to automatically choose the communication protocols that best match the properties of the network, the hardware and the parts of the network with which they correspond.

The method used by Fujitsu Laboratories maximizes speeds between the client server and the application server. Tests have been conducted with this technology by using mobile devices in Japan to access cloud services abroad. These tests showed that the WAN solution more or less doubled the transfer speeds of traditional WAN technology. The objective now is to further develop the “distributed WAN acceleration technology”, as it is still called by developers, for practical implementation in 2015.

Breakthrough in Network Technology

This invention can undoubtedly be called a breakthrough, solving an important bottleneck in the trend towards increasing volumes of mobile traffic. Mobile networks are expected to process ever growing volumes, including large audiovisual files and applications that provide users with real-time communication. To cope with these volumes, telecommunication companies will also have to make maximum use of existing communication infrastructures. The new WAN technology also facilitates better coordination of various network functions, such as firewalls and load balancers.

More technical background can be found here

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