ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - The Concepts of Bandwith vs. Latency

The concepts of bandwith vs latency are one of the most misunderstood and confusing concepts in computer networking.  Bandwidth is measured in “bits per second”, and is a measure of how much data volume we can pass over the network in a given amount of time. Latency however is measured in increments of time, small fractions of a second, and describes how long it takes for a bit of data to move from one end of a network to the other. This paper sets out the path to ensure that the path from your computer hardware to the next layer is optimized.

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