According to a source citing a publication in the Financial Times, the Chinese company Huawei, the largest producer of telecommunications equipment, operators China Unicom and China Telecom, as well as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, jointly proposed the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to review one of the foundations of the Internet .
We are talking about the TCP / IP protocol, which is proposed to be replaced by a new one, called New IP. According to the developers, New IP is better suited to the current state of the Internet and ideas about its development than the TCP / IP stack, developed almost half a century ago. In particular, New IP addresses will allow devices in different networks to directly interact with each other, which should increase speed and reliability, more fully satisfying the needs of such growing areas as self-driving cars and the Internet of things.
It is not known whether ITU will accept the innovation, but the source expresses concerns that New IP will allegedly make the Internet controlled by government agencies that will be able to arbitrarily block certain resources and reduce the level of anonymity of users of the Global Network. Huawei, in turn, assures that the development is open.
One way or another, the technology is already under development, and will be ready for testing in early 2021.