It’s an important variable to take into acount when designing networks(especially WANs), while delays between adjacent nodes can be nearly insignificant, over long distances or after passing through several nodes the delay can become cumbersome. The term is mostly synonymous with latency, as both are a measurement of the time it takes for transmissions to reach their destination. See also: latency, ping

Delay was last modified: February 1st, 2017 by James Piedra