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PACKET SWITCHED Definition & Legal Meaning

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A packet switched is a network based on electronic communications that is commonly responsible for the reception and sending of data. However, in such a network, the data is broken down in to small packets, of a specifid size, which are dispatched through the best possible route for maximum clarity. However, each of the packets might take various different routes, hence the time of arrival might vary at the platform. This will ultimately affect the time taken for reassembly.


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