The 4 Horsemen of the Hosted PBX Apocalypse Part 2: Packet Loss

From TeleDynamic Communications:

In this multiple part series, I’m covering the four evils that are the curse of high quality hosted PBX: Bandwidth, Jitter, Packet Loss and Latency

Today, we’ll discuss packet loss.

What is Packet Loss?

Packet loss occurs when one or more packets of data travelling across a computer network fails to reach their destination.

What Are the Causes of Packet Loss?

Packet loss can be caused by a number of factors including faulty routers and Ethernet switches and network congestion. However, even in a perfect network there is a small amount of packet loss. The good news is that a small amount of packet loss is imperceptible and does not noticeably degrade network performance or voice quality.

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