Jitter and latency. Two business broadband terms managers should be concerned about.

Latency and Jitter.  Two business broadband terms managers need to know.

Broadband for latency and jitter sensitive applications

Broadband for latency and jitter sensitive applications

Latency and Jitter are terms that are frequently used to evaluate the quality of service (QoS) for a broadband Internet network.  Both are important QoS parameters for evaluating network performance, particularly for real time services that have become the mainstay of business Internet customers.

Latency is a term for the average delay experienced by each packet through its transmission path. Latency is the accumulation of all transmission processing and queuing delays a packet experiences in its path from source to destination. Today’s high performance efficient business Internet networks are designed with minimum latency in mind to enable them to deliver applications that are the most sensitive to high latency including VoIP and video conferencing.

Because of the varying delays within a broadband Internet network, the time from when a packet is generated at the source until it is received at the receiver can fluctuate from packet to packet. This phenomenon is called jitter. For real time services, keeping the packet intervals at the destinations within an acceptable range of what is generated at the source is crucial to maintaining the integrity of service.  Some business Internet providers implemented their broadband network to only deliver a “best effort” transmission, which means the packet arrival timing could be out of sync with the original stream created at the source. As mentioned before, this makes it impossible to run real time services like certain kinds of applications based on cloud computing and VoIP.

Skyriver business Internet service  and Skyriver Private Network is engineered for very low latency and jitter, which makes it well suited for VoIP, video, cloud computing and other real time applications.  Compare Skyriver service.
Jenny Bourbiel

About Jenny Bourbiel

Jenny Bourbiel is Vice President of Marketing for Skyriver. She oversees marketing, public relations, product management and customer relationship programs for Skyriver. A new addition to the Skyriver portfolio of services is the company's innovative 5G class millimeter wave broadband service, Skyriver Magnitude (TM). As a lifetime marketer and technology enthusiast, she bonds smart customer insights and creative thinking to connect people with Skyriver broadband services in profound and lasting ways. Since joining the Skyriver team, her customer centric initiatives have strengthened new customer growth as well as customer loyalty. Jenny brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to Skyriver, in both executive and brand management roles with leading consumer and technology brands including Verizon Wireless, Hilton Hotels, DirecTV, WD-40, and AT&T Wireless. At AT&T Wireless, she managed the marketing strategy for next generation wireless services, including the launch of the American Idol partnership that fueled the popularity of texting in the U.S. Prior to joining Skyriver, Jenny was a Marketing Consultant, working with companies such as Cox Business, where her campaigns earned the CTAM Marketing Excellence Gold Award. Earlier, Jenny held the position of Marketing Vice President for Buzztime, an interactive online gaming company. Jenny’s passion for marketing extends to her community involvement. She has sat on various marketing committees, and was on the Board of Directors for the Arts Center Foundation. Jenny holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Spanish.