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What is the difference between Latency & Delay?

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What is the difference between Latency & Delay?
posted Sep 6, 2014 by Vrije Mani Upadhyay

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Consider in simple terms,

Suppose you are writing a letter to someone and if you take 10 minutes to write letter, 5 minutes to get it to the receiver, again ten minutes for reply to reach you


time taken to write letter=overhead
time taken to reach destination once=delay
time taken to get response=latency

So in the above example
overhead=10 minutes
delay=5 minutes
latency=25 minutes

answer Nov 24, 2014 by Krishnan Goskan
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