What is packet switching?

What is packet switching? Here are some definitions.

  1. (networking) A means of directing digitally encoded information in a communication network from its source to its destination, in which messages may be divided into smaller entities called packets, each of which travels independently through the network in paths based on moment to moment routing decisions made by the nodes through which they pass.
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The HybriCore chipset is the world's first linearly scalable packet switching chipset.
Packet switching involves dividing messages into packets and individually transmitting them across the network to their destination.
Its network uses packet switching to route calls, meaning voice data from the caller is chopped up into packets, sent, and then reassembled at the recipient's end.
The HIBEAM architecture provides Sandburst's system vendor clients with a complete packet switching data path for Enterprise and Metropolitan Area Networks.
Packet switching is best suited for transmitting bursty data traffic that is not affected by delays.

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