µTP is a new lightweight BitTorrent protocol used by µTorrent starting in µTorrent version 2.0 - it makes incredibly efficient use of network bandwidth while reducing network problems.
- µTP works to maximize network throughput while reducing network latency and congestion - it is designed to slow itself down when the network is overloaded (when sending and receiving would only make things worse!) - the result is a win-win of faster downloads for users with lower network impact for both users and ISPs
- µTP is user-friendly within a home network, so one computer using µTorrent will not consume the whole network for itself
- µTP is an open protocol in the process of being standardized - learn more about standardization of µTP on bittorrent.org and at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- µTP can get through most firewalls and NATs leading to far greater peer connectivity and faster download completion
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