STA

Data Acceleration for the IoT Revolution
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Spectrum Variation

Limited radio spectrum
Limited base-station capability
Constantly changing bandwidth
Propagation delays

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Packet Loss

Noise interference by other devices
Congestion retransmission

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Congestion

End to end latency
Lack of protocol support for constantly changing situation
Snow-ball effect by intermittent failure of the service

The world of “things” is becoming more and more connected with the rise of the IoT revolution. The fast adoption of IoT is made possible by the miniaturisation of wireless modules as well as cloud computing resources made globally available. However the high growth of IoT sensors and related aggregating agents will lead to new sets of challenges faced by large scale network operators. Delivery of data streams from large numbers of IoT data sources creates large system overheads such a multiple system handshakes and acknowledgement packets. Additionally, over-the-air wireless communications operating in different conditions of spectrum availability, RF interference, changing bandwidth as well as a multi-path environment introduces more random walks of wireless propagation delays. Combined with other factors, such as legacy protocols not optimised for wireless transmission and non-optimised routing decisions within the cloud, lead to repeated snowballing effects of intermittent failures, impairing the overall service performance.

Here at SkyLab, we identified the lack of protocol support for constantly changing situations, problems with latency and the snowball effect of intermittent failures of the service, so we began developing our own proprietary SkyLab Transport Acceleration Protocol (STAP). STA accelerates traffic by analyzing traffic & routing conditions in real time to find the very fastest route between the data source and the destination even on 2G/3G/4G, satellite and many types of IoT radio networks. Advanced congestion control helps to control the amount of data being sent, avoiding bottlenecks and ensuring the smooth transfer of data.

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KEY FEATURES

STAP (SkyLab Transportation Acceleration Protocol)

SkyLab’s proprietary transport protocol that provides higher throughput and lower latency.


Adaptive Congestion Control

Optimized congestion control mechanism for mobile / radio networks that reduce the impact of packet loss and congestion problem.


Transport Layer Acceleration

Optimizes transport layer performance to address TCP’s three-way handshake, slow start and excessive retransmission due to packet loss and congestion, and packet coalescing and compression.


Transparent Turn Reduction

Reduces the unnecessary number of back-and-forth transfer between both ends.


Network Change Detection and Automatic Optimization

Detect changes of type of network and optimize STAP variables accordingly.


Network Connection Switching

Seamless switchover between any connected network interface, either automatically or manually, avoiding potential network failures and loss of data.


Multipath Delivery

Scheduling and delivering accelerated traffic simultaneously over multiple networks and paths for improved performance.

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Leased Line Optimization

In addition to wireless networks, STA can optimized fixed line connections as well. STA addresses a number of traditional protocol weaknesses to accelerate and solidify your service without upgrading bandwidth.

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High Speed VPN

Traditional VPNs over public internet are often unstable and unreliable. By integrating VPN technologies together with STA, users can achieve service comparable to leased lines but without the cost.

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Satellite Optimization

While convenient, Satellite experiences can often be frustrating due to high latency, high packet loss and limited bandwidth. STA can improve user experience by accelerating connectivity in a cost-effective way, without increasing bandwidth capacity.

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Live Video Streaming Optimization

Reduce traditional protocol pitfalls of live video streaming through STA’s Adaptive Congestion Control and Automatic Optimization features. Bandwidth capacity is very likely not the problem or solution to your troubles.

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3G/4G Optimization

Wireless cellular networks are inherently unpredictable and service providers to not guarantee their quality. With STA, it is possible to give users a consistent experience by providing a more stable connection with predictable latency.

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Application Acceleration

A fast and predictable user experience is essential for any successful application. Not only will STA accelerate your applications, it will also provide users with the consistent experience they expect.

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