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What is Network Latency?

Network latency refers to the delay or amount of time it takes for information to travel from one point to another across a network. Imagine you are sending a message to your friend who is far away. The time it takes for your message to reach your friend and for their response to come back to you is what we call latency.

Network latency can be affected by different factors like the distance between the sender and receiver, the speed and reliability of the network or the number of devices the data needs to pass through. So, if you are playing an online game or having a video chat, high latency can cause delays in your actions or conversations.

Applications Include Gaming, Streaming or Trading

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