Prof. Franz Fitzek (Photo: Aalborg University)
Researchers Morten Videb and Janus Heide (Photo: Aalborg University)
The switch to 5G networks might bring more intelligence at the node level (Image: Franz Fitzek)
The system is much safer than the current Internet protocols, because an eavesdropper would need to intercept all the packets to decode the information (Image: Franz Fitzek)
"Network coding" could make the internet faster and more secure (Image: Shutterstock)
Researchers at Aalborg University, MIT and Caltech have developed a new mathematically-based technique that can boost internet data speeds by up to 10 times, by making the nodes of a network much smarter and more adaptable. The advance also vastly improves the security of data transmissions, and could find its way into 5G mobile networks, satellite communications and the Internet of Things.
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