Who will be the last to laugh at the battle between new IP and TCP / IP?
2020-06-02
According to relevant news, Huawei, China Unicom and other enterprises jointly proposed to adopt a new core network technology "new IP" in the United Nations International Telecommunication Union. According to the relevant news, the current general Internet infrastructure (TCP / IP) has the problem of "instability" and "serious inefficiency". With the development of the next few decades, the traditional Internet infrastructure mode of TCP / IP will completely fail to meet the technical requirements of the fast-growing digital world.
 
At present, Russia has approved the proposal, and Saudi Arabia, a member of ITU, has shown strong support for the proposal.


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1. The origin of new IP
 
New IP is a new generation of network communication infrastructure led by Huawei and jointly developed by governments and companies around the world.
 
A spokesman for Huawei added: "the research and innovation of new IP is for scientists and engineers all over the world. As an open-source project, Huawei welcomes researchers from all over the world to come in and contribute to the next generation of network infrastructure construction around the world.".
 
2. Why the TCP / IP network infrastructure does not meet the future development needs
 
As a structure designed half a century ago, TCP / IP operates in a way similar to the current postal system.
 
When the message is sent out, it will be decomposed into several small packets, and then transmitted on the transmission control protocol TCP at the speed of light. When the message is received, the small packets will be reordered and transformed into the normal message mode.
 
With the continuous development of various application environments in the future, the flow and use of data will reach a rapid growth. The traditional TCP / IP mode will not be able to adapt to the trend of rapid data transmission in the future. The "inefficient" and "unstable" factors of the traditional mode will limit the use of multiple modes in the future.
 
3. New IP concerns
 
At present, the traditional TCP / IP network basic mode mainly acts as an "independent postman" for the purpose of just a mobile mailbox, which does not have any restrictions on both sides of sending and receiving information.
 
At present, new IP provides an addressing system, so that devices using the same network can directly communicate with each other without passing through the Internet network. Such an operation mode enables operators to have a strong control over the IP address, further deepening the degree of user restrictions.
 
No matter the traditional TCP / IP or the new challenger, new IP, will go through a process of new and old alternation. No matter who replaces it, as long as it is in line with the development of society and the progress of science and technology, it will be accepted by the world.