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.