1418 Electronic Definition or Meaning for packet switching

Definition for packet switching


What is packet switching in electronics?
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packet switching

Communication using a channel shared by multiple users, silent periods between a sender and receiver are filled with data from other user pairs. Very efficient use of system resources leads to more data through a given network, but it is difficult to guarantee the arrival time of time-critical data (voice, music or video) during busy periods. Highly suitable for time-tolerant data like Internet pages.

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