Understanding Packet Loss and Its Impact On Mobile Content Performance

The transient nature and pervasiveness of packet loss, jitter and other performance problems occurring over a wireless “last mile” are often poorly understood, and hardly ever quantified. At my recent EdgeNext Summit event, Subbu Varadarajan from Zycada illustrated the impact of packet loss on performance over a wireless connection. Based on the analysis of 100+ billion transactions, he demonstrated the scope of packet loss, explained best practices to measure its impact, and showed a live demo of Zycada’s packet loss mitigation over the wireless last mile.