How to calculate Network throughput based on Bandwidth and Latency? ?

How does one calculate the throughput of a network (assuming a certain SNR), affected by latency?

The thing is that in information theory, the formula that I know of is the Channel capacity formula, which has bits per second (bps) as unit, and is defined by:

C = B Log_2 (1+ SNR). (B: Bandwidth, SNR: Signal-to-Noise Ratio, C: Capacity).

Is there a formula that includes the latency as well?

Thank you! 

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  • BigE
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Throughput is measured.  If there was a calculation, it would not be measured?

    Bandwidth is theoretical.  The calc you have there is probably for radio, there is no SNR in wired networks.

    There are probably a few parameters besides latency for speed.  Packet size, routing speed, paths, errors, retransmits, tcp window size, contention, checksum, protocol, disk speed, memory, cpu, os.

    That is why it is measured.

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