Is QUIC Quicker Than TCP?

A Performance Evaluation
  • Saurabh
  • Satya Prakash
  • Pranav Kumar Singh
  • Sunit Kumar Nandi
  • Sukumar NandiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 927)


TCP is a well-known protocol used by many web applications. However, to address the shortcomings of TCP including connection setup time and congestion response time, Google developed QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connection). QUIC, a UDP based protocol which is similar to TCP + HTTP/2 + TLS has several advantages over modern TCP including highly reduced connection initiation time, improved congestion control and better connection migration. This paper explores how performance of TCP and QUIC is affected under different network and control parameters like bandwidth, added delay, packet loss, spikes and number of flows.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saurabh
    • 1
  • Satya Prakash
    • 1
  • Pranav Kumar Singh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sunit Kumar Nandi
    • 1
    • 3
  • Sukumar Nandi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of CSEIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.Department of CSECentral Institute of Technology KokrajharKokrajharIndia
  3. 3.Department of CSENational Institute of Technology, Arunachal PradeshPapum PareIndia

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