Characterization and Prediction of QUIC's Performance Under Different Network Conditions

Lior Siag, Gil Einziger, Wuji Liu, Chase Wu

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QUIC is a UDP-based application-level transport protocol implementing TCP-like properties. QUIC is optimized toward web activities such as HTTP and HTTPS, and is gaining rapid popularity as most Google clients use this protocol to access Google's services. However, despite its popularity, we still lack an in-depth understanding of QUIC's performance in various network environments. While the existing work evaluates QUIC in multiple scenarios, we do not have sufficient knowledge to derive a predictive performance model for QUIC and remain mainly with a few anecdotes. Based on an exploratory analysis of the effects of various parameters on QUIC's behavior, our work characterizes QUIC's performance and develops a predictive model, providing insights into the main parameters affecting QUIC's performance, such as loss, packet reordering, and latency. The resulted predictive model opens the door for future optimization and protocol design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2023 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Communications for Renaissance
EditorsMichele Zorzi, Meixia Tao, Walid Saad
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674628
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2023 - Rome, Italy
Duration: May 28 2023Jun 1 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • QUIC
  • performance prediction
  • transport-layer performance


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