packetspace

Over the Internet, data is sent in packets (small chunks of information) by way of DSL lines or cable connections. In the wireless world, packets are sent through the air, in every direction, to find broadband Internet connections that will route them across the Net. Anyone with a wireless-enabled device (and there will be many of these in the near future) will be able to walk into a space and begin communicating with other devices-with anyone, anywhere-by sending out and receiving packets of information. Therefore, the area that is saturated by wireless networks is known as packetspace.


NetLingo Classification: Net Technology

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