Telecommunications technology splits a data stream into packets called frames to meet efficiency transmission expectations. An example are speeds of 64 kilo bits per thousand (Kbps) to 2.4 giga bits per second (Gbps) at relatively lower costs. A reference number, error detection and correction information, and an address to identify the receiving device is assigned to each frame. Each packet-switch-exchange reads the address to route each packet. At the receiving end, the technology orders the packets into original pre-transmission state.

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