DTN (Delayed-Tolerant Networking) was invented to allow packets with huge lags to be sent and received – this is especially important when sending packets to, say, Mars, but is also very useful in mobile environments (where packet delays when changing base stations sometimes cause a drop from the network). Android incorporates it and satellite based Cisco routers will be testing it for use here on earth.

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