Statistical Multiplexing

Statistical multiplexing is a technique that is used for the allotment of channel slots in network transmission. Transmission channels are allotted automatically, based on need. If there are available channels, data can be transmitted over multiple channels. This has the effect of speeding up the rate of transmission. If channels are more limited, the information is transmitted based on how much data is needed for each channel. It can also be used when transmitting multiple types of data over the same network. This occurs when data is divided and sent over the total allotment of available channels.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Statistical Multiplexing

Statistical multiplexing is a highly technical and automated process that most small businesses will never directly interact with. It likely occurs automatically when they use a data network, such as the Internet, for business purposes.

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