Hi every body.
I have this question.
Let we have two sides ,A and B, both are at 5000 miles.
I have this question. Let say we have two sides ,A and B both are 5000 miles apart.These two sides are connected as shown in each below scenarios:
Scenario # 1
SideA--------fiber optic cable---------------side B.
In this case, both sides are connected by fiber optic cable.
Both sides are connected by satellite such that linkA+linkB= 5000 miles, where linkA is the link between side A and satellite and linkB is the link between side B and satellite.
While ignoring the all factors such as noise from all sources, processing power of all devices involved at side A, side b and satellite, assume side A sends a packet to side B. Which path will be quicker and why?
Thanks and have a good evening.
Both in case of Satellite and Fiber , packet is in the form of Electromagnetic siagnal.
In case of satellite, the speed with which it travel is 3* 10^8 m/s
In case of fiber, the speed with which it travel is 2*10^8 m/s.
So if i just send one bit, i suppose going to be faster in case of Satellite.
But things will be different when number of bits you want to send through is much more says. You have to see 2 delay to understand better,
Serialization delay which is dependent on the speed of the link, will be lot ....more in case of Satellite link
Propagation delay will be just a little more in case of fiber media.
So at higher speed total delay will be lot less in case of fiber.