There are two ways of transferring data

  • Circuit Switching
  • Packet switching

What is circuit switching?

Circuit switching links two entities so that other entities cannot use it.

Data is then passed between the two entities

Circuit switching is very similar to a phone call

What is packet switching?

Data is split into equal sized parts known as packets.

Packets are sent on the quickest route

When the packets are received they are reassembled

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