Definition

fast packet technology

Part of the Network software glossary:

In data transmission, a fast packet is one that is transmitted without any error checking at points along the route. Assurance that the packet arrived without error is the responsibility of the receiver. Fast packet transmission is possible because of the extremely low incidence of error or data loss on fiber optic media and is a characteristic of high bandwidth transmission technologies such as ATM .

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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