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MTP/IP consistently out-performs TCP/IP in terms of both absolute speed and path utilization.

The graphs below show actual performance across 72 live public Internet paths of varying capacities.  Throughput was measured for each protocol for ten seconds at a time, with ten seconds of idle time between tests.  Each dot represents the average of five tests on a single path.

Linear Partial View

  • MTP averages 3.5x faster including low-capacity links

  • MTP is up to 12x faster at higher capacities

  • TCP has trouble scaling to high speeds

  • TCP averages less than 50% efficiency
  • TCP efficiency drops as path capacity increases
TCPvMTP Linear
 

Logarithmic Full View

  • MTP stays near 100% utilization

  • TCP can drop below 10%

  • MTP offers consistent performance

  • TCP performance varies greatly
TCPvMTP Log

The results shown above reflect scientific testing across public Internet paths.  They are consistent with the reports we receive from our customers, who typically report 7x faster performance on high-speed WANs.

You can perform your own tests by downloading a free trial of ExpeDat.