Thursday, 5 January 2017

Circuit Switching, Message Switching and Packet Switching

Circuit Switching, Message Switching and Packet Switching

Switching is a technology to connect two end-points.

In circuit switching a physical path is set up between two end-points duration of the connection.

In message switching no physical path is established. The message is stored and forwarded to the destination.

In packet switching no physical path is established. The message is divided into packets, stored and forwarded to the destination.

Packet switching can reduce delay and improve throughput.

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