Washington, Mar 11: China is working on new faster and more secure Internet system that would be way ahead of the West, a report has said.
A report published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society last week gave details of China’s advances in creating a next-generation Internet that is on a national level and on a larger scale than anything in the West.
According to a report from the New England Complex Systems Institute, at the root of the problem are ‘two major gaps in the architecture of the internet’.
First up is the Internet’s inability to block malicious traffic as a whole.
While malware can rapidly replicate and distribute itself across the net, organisations can only respond to individual instances of online aggression, New Scientist reports.
The report pointed out that China is already coming up with better defences.
One of the most important aspects of its next-generation backbone is a security feature known as Source Address Validation Architecture (SAVA). Many of the existing security problems stem from an inability to authenticate IP addresses of computers that try to connect to your network. SAVA fixes this by adding checkpoints across the network.
The report also said that China is already running next-generation services: Internet service provider 3TNet provides television over IPv6, streaming programmes in high definition.
It is the basis for a system that monitors and controls traffic flow over the Internet and provides remote medical services, even long-distance, real-time violin lessons in high definition, the report said.
All have the potential to reach more people at higher speeds than any equivalent service on the old Internet, it added. (ANI)