Network Speed vs. Bandwidth? | InterConnections – The Equinix Blog

Can you really compare network speed with network bandwidth? Though interrelated, they are two very different things. While network speed measures the transfer rate of data from a source system to a destination system, network bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred per second (“the size of the pipe”). Combine the two, and you have what is known as network throughput. However, even high-bandwidth networks may not have great throughput when you throw latency into the mix.

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