Speedbit Patented Technology

The Bandwidth you pay your provider for is the “size of the pipe” that connects you to the web. The actual speed of data flow in the pipe is usually significantly lower.

It's like buying a car that can do 100 mph and driving in traffic at 20mbps – the car can do 100mbps, but you need to get on the high way in order to get the speed...
If you don't use acceleration technology how will you be able to make a good use of the bandwidth you are paying for?

A research by one of the big search engines revealed that the Effective bandwidth, which is the true data flow speed achieved, on a 10mbps connection turned out to be a mere 16%...That means that while you pay for 10mbps you end up getting just 1.6 mbps...

Running one of the many web speedtests (e.g. speedtest.net) will measure the potential speed your connection may reach – the “size of the pipe”. This is done by leveraging a multi channels test, which is similar in nature to Speedbit technology but unlike Speedbit which will make this technology available for you all the time, the speedtests will only use this technology for running the test and your continued use shall be using just a single channel with much lower data flow speeds.

Buying more bandwidth will not help (much..) unless you use an acceleration technology

When you buy more bandwidth you simply increase the potential speed with which you can be connected to the web, which is a great thing. If, at the same time, you don’t do anything to improve the actual data flow speed your effective bandwidth will only be marginally higher as a result of the bandwidth upgrade.

The same research also showed that - When upgrading a 5mbps connection to a 10mbps connection the data flow speed improvement will NOT be doubled (as one would expect) but only a mere 5% (yes, five percent)….and it gets even worse if you have a faster connection...

How will Speedbit solve this:
Speedbit patented multi parallel channels technology will help overcome the slowest segments in the delivery path driving up the data flow speed. Speedbit will make your device open additional communication channels that are capable of bypassing the slow segments, boosting the data flow speed. In addition, Speedbit mirroring service may identify additional faster sources for the content you are seeking and use multiple channels to such additional sources (publicly available servers) further driving up the data flow speed to as high as your connection allows.

The data flow speed will be determined by the slowest segment along the delivery path. (a.k.a. the chain is only as strong as its weakest link)

The web is built from many, many servers connected to one another forming a giant web through which data goes through. When you browse the web, download a file or watch a video what actually happens is that your computer or mobile phone makes a request for chunk of data (that makes up the webpage, downloaded file or the video in this example). The request heads off towards the server that hosts the data and will usually pass through tens (if not more) of nodes (e.g. servers) on its way to it, only to then return with the data through multi nodes on its back to your device.

Anything along the way that may slow down the delivery of the request or the data will cause the data to reach you in a slower speed than your bandwidth connection would allow. This could be anything – a busy server, a congested area, or any of many other elements that create “friction” in the delivery.

How will Speedbit solve this:
Speedbit patented multi parallel channels technology will help overcome the slowest segments in the delivery path driving up the data flow speed. Speedbit will make your device open additional communication channels that are capable of bypassing the slow segments, boosting the data flow speed. In addition, Speedbit mirroring service may identify additional faster sources for the content you are seeking and use multiple channels to such additional sources (publicly available servers) further driving up the data flow speed to as high as your connection allows.

Latency kills speed of data flow (and your device does not know how to overcome latency..)

To make things even worse, even if the delivery over the web was totally frictionless, the mere physical distance between you and the source of the data causes your actual data flow speed to fall short of your bandwidth speed potential.
Here is how it happens – When you browse the web, download a file or watch a video your device makes a series of requests for data to the server hosting the data that makes up the webpage/file /video. The first request is made and then your device remains idle until the data is received and then a second request is being made for additional data and the device goes idle and so on.

The time it takes for a signal to go from your device to the server hosting the data and return back to you is called RTT (Round Trip Time) and is also referred to as latency.
The higher the physical distance between your device and the server the bigger is the latency.
The bigger the latency the more idle time on your device and the slower the data flow speed.

How will Speedbit solve this:
Speedbit eliminates the impact of latency. Speedbit makes your device communicate in multi parallel channels and eliminates your device idle time – so the second and third request go out when needed without waiting for the data of the first request and second request, respectively, to return. The result is a data flow that is as close as possible to your available bandwidth regardless of latency

The Challenge of our Technology

  1. TCP/IP protocol - Great protocol - low efficiency for data delivery

    The TCP/IP is the protocol that handles data transfer over the web. It is widely adopted and does a great job delivering packets of data to their destinations in a very scalable way. Like anything else it is not free of flaws. Its most important flaw is its low efficiency when it comes to data delivery. A slow server, busy path, congested area, to name a few, will all impact the delivery speed and efficiency some times in a dramatic a way.

    Perhaps the most vivid indication of this flaw is the fact Internet Service Providers keep selling us ultra high speed connections, but downloading still takes too long and watching a smooth HD video stream is not really happening...

    The reason lies in the way the internet is built. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and a data transfer session is only as fast as the slowest route along the way between the source and the destination.

    Speedbit patented multi channel technology bypasses and overcomes such slowing factors by initiating and managing several simultaneous connections, downloading different parts of the requested file simultaneously, from one or more servers and then building the file up.

    This way, users are finally allowed to actually reach the bandwidth they paid for in the first place.

  2. Generic vs. proprietary - Is it possible to get the performance without replacing the TCP/IP?

    Through the years there were different attempts by different entities to improved the efficiency of data delivery on the Web. Solutions usually evolved around the creation of a new protocol to replace TCP/IP between the source point and the destination point. Those type of solutions never really solved the problem of the Web, they may have solved a unique situation between a specific service/site and its users, but data delivery on the Web still remained inefficient.

    Speedbit came with a different approach - keeping TCP/IP as it is, and providing an acceleration engine that works on top of TCP/IP to maximize the data delivery efficiency.

    This way a user using the Speedbit accelerator engine will be able to get fastest possible delivery speeds from any standard TCP/IP or Flash server on the web.

    This Speedbit technology, exceeding 160 million installs to date, has won Speedbit the 2008 Technology Pioneer award by the World Economic Forum.

    Speedbit technology is patented.

  3. Platforms - Personal computers, Cellular phones, Game Consoles, TV set top boxes

    TCP/IP plays a growing role in data delivery of more and more platforms beyond the personal computer. People are using their mobile phones to access the web rich media sites, game consoles allow for Web access for content delivery directly to the console, even TV Set Top boxes now access the Web for acquiring content, and the list goes on. Everybody want to be online on any platform and access the Web content.

    Speedbit technology accelerates data delivery regardless of the platform its running on.

    Speedbit is now in the process of engaging with leading global platform players to incorporate the Speedbit acceleration engine on additional platforms, among them:

    • Cellular phones - tests conducted by a partner over Wi-Max delivered 3 times delivery speeds.
    • Cellular (3.5G) modems - tests conducted by a partner in the US over top tier Telco cellular network showed a 3 times consistent improvement in data delivery speeds.
    • Game Consoles - a Speedbit xbox 360 accelerator to be released soon.
    • TV Set Top Boxes
    • Media players
    • etc.

    For embedding the Speedbit acceleration engine on your platform/product - please send email to Speedbit contact email for embedding the Speedbit acceleration engine on your platform/product

  4. Download & Upload

    The Speedbit technology can also solve the upload speed limitation making uploads happen much faster.

    For embedding Speedbit acceleration technology on your upload server - please send email to SPEEDbit contact email ror embedding Speedbit acceleration technology on your upload server

  5. Video streaming/HD

    We all know the feeling when a video we watch on the web suddenly freezes, for buffering, and continues to hicup making for a very unpleasant viewing experience. Speedbit has solved this problem with its revolutionary Speedbit Video Accelerator which leverages the Speedbit acceleration engine to make video streams run faster and thus smoother.

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