Packet Loss Can Impact Your Application

Packet loss can cause real-time applications to be jumpy or freeze. In communications applications, packet loss can cause distorted or broken audio. Video can be pixilated or drop altogether.  In gaming, packet loss is experienced as latency, stuttering and teleporting. None of these results of packet loss is good for your users.

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What Causes Packet Loss?

Network Congestion

When network traffic increases, packets are delayed at bottlenecks along their path. These packets can be held until they are no longer useful or lost altogether.

Hardware Issues

Misconfigured or malfunctioning hardware can lose or damage packets.

Software Issues

Outdated or faulty software corrupts packets or routes them to the wrong destination.

Network Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other nefarious activity can interfere with network speed and cause packet loss.

Data Transmission Errors

Data packets pass through many Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) as they move through the network. Each point could potentially delete or damage a packet.

 
 

How Can You Fix Packet Loss?

To fix packet loss, you must know it is happening. It is best if you detect the problem before your users notice.  

Monitor your network. Monitoring is an early warning system that alerts you if packet loss may be happening. Monitoring allows you to mitigate network congestion by shifting traffic to less busy times of the day.

Inspect your hardware. Check cables for damage and age. Make sure your cabling has the appropriate insulation and shielding to prevent interference. Look for poor connections and upgrade anything that needs attention.

Review your software. Make sure you apply the most current patches. Check configurations to ensure that you use the most appropriate settings. Restart or reset any applications that may be causing a problem.

Make cybersecurity a priority. Maintaining a rigorous security program can eliminate attacks as a cause of packet loss.

 

How Can Subspace Help Reduce Packet Loss?

Our network is built from the ground up to reduce packet loss. When your application runs in Subspace, it runs at warp speed with minimal disruption.

Why Subspace?

We’re Changing How the Internet Works

Subspace has redesigned the internet for today’s real-time applications. By creating our own active mesh optical transport network overlaying the internet, we became the only global platform routing traffic at the maximum speed in real-time. 

We offer high-performance network optimization for multiplayer games, modern fintech solutions, ecommerce apps, and real-time voice and video applications.

How?

We use a proprietary combination of internet weather-mapping, custom networking stacks, omniscient routers, and dedicated fiber. We partner with ISPs around the world to bring software publishers and telecommunications companies like you the quality and speed your users demand.

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We’re optimized for real-time protocols. Whether you need to accelerate TCP/UDP traffic with our PacketAccelerator, move your SIP media faster than ever before with SIPTeleport, deploy global TURN without switching on a server with GlobalTURN, or remove dependency on SBC with a single API call on RTPSpeed, we’ve got you covered.

Benefits

Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring

When you are in Subspace, you have access to real-time network monitoring that provides an instant view of the network’s performance.

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Superior Hardware

Superior Hardware

Subspace is built on custom networking stacks, omniscient routers and dedicated fiber. It is continuously tuned to provide the very best network performance.

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Network Weather Mapping

Network Weather Mapping

Our proprietary, AI-driven weather mapping and active routing ensures that your packets are always on the fastest route and avoid network congestion.

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Built-in Security

Built-in Security

Subspace has built-in network security to detect and block DDoS and other attacks without introducing additional latency.

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With the rise in popularity of online gaming and the demand for an enhanced online experience, we sought a partner that could help open up opportunities to improve gameplay for those in traditionally poor-performing regions. Subspace understood our digital vision and helped to improve latency and guarantee the best possible gaming experience for their users. Subspace is revolutionizing the user experience across the globe, and we are thrilled to be in partnership with them.
Gurpreet GhulianiPartner - Strategic Synergy, TELSTRA VENTURES

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