Re: tens of kilobytes

Subject: Re: tens of kilobytes
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 09:09:07 -0700 (PDT)

"Jane Carnall" wrote
> The SME sent me some information about the SM he's E of:
> On 2G networks, a "large" amount of data is 10s of K.
> I know exactly what he means: over 2G networks, transferring even 50K of
> data can take 40 seconds - a noticeable amount of time for you to sit
> watching your mobile phone. But I knew that before I read the line
> which is why I understand what he means - I think.

Network throughput is typically described in terms of rate. The standard
is some form of bits per second - 56 Kbps (kilobits per second), 100 Mbps
(Megabits per second).

It would make more sense to say something like, "2G networks operate at an
average of 9.6 Kbps. Thus a 50K file would take approximately 40 seconds
to transfer, depending on the network load."

Andrew Plato

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