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Low Latency

A Low Latency network is a network in which the design of the hardware, systems and protocols are specifically designed to minimize the time required to move units of data, or packets, between any two points on the network.

Low latency isn’t just about faster download and upload speeds — it’s about reducing communication lags between the end user and the network server. The 5G mobile network is an example of a low-latency network that opens up new possibilities, including self-driving cars and other tasks that demand quick, reliable network communication. Low latency is also essential to supporting real-time software as a service (SaaS) applications and on-demand services such as streaming video and online gaming.