European Commission funds RITE Project to defeat Internet lag

By Shawn Knight
Feb 14, 2013
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  1. The European Commission revealed plans to invest $4.8 million over the course of three years to research and ultimately reduce Internet lag. Three universities - Alcatel-Lucent Bell in Belgium, Institut Mines-Telecom in France and Simula Research Labs in Norway –...

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  2. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 165   +31

    Yes a good thousand times. If they can come up with a solution, it would be beneficial for people in general. High speed bandwidth is okay to a fault, then it comes down to where the info is being sent. People wanting to play together from all over, there's always issues with latency overall. Kinda upsetting honestly.. and why gamers might be turned off by something otherwise fun.
  3. Nima304

    Nima304 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 247   +23

    What kind of numbers are we talking about, here? My connection normally has a latency of around 40ms when I game, and that's pretty damn fast. I've seen people with a ping of 400ms, however, and that's the sort of audience I'm sure they're trying to help. To lower latency below ~30-40ms would be a great feat.
  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TechSpot Member Posts: 78   +6

    Less hops... less middle men... more continuous lines. When I tracehop something, it always shocks me that lag isn't worse then it is.
  5. Gamuholic

    Gamuholic Newcomer, in training

    Version 2.13 of IPFire already fixes the "watching a video kills the internet for everyone else" problem. It would still be great for them to work on lower latency though.


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