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Time and Time Zones - Technical Timing

internet networks data synchronization

Besides the perception that time unfolded more quickly on the Internet, the technical aspect of time measurement and synchronization was important to e-commerce companies in the early 2000s. This was due to a growing reliance on the accurate movement of data across the many networks that comprise the Internet. When data is sent over the Internet, it travels in packets and passes through a variety of different devices during transmission, including computers, servers, and routers. In the early 2000s, Symmetricom, which was formed through a merger between Telecom Solutions and Hewlett-Packard's timing division, was a leading provider of synchronization equipment for networks. The company used "atomic clocks, quartz, and GPS technologies to time over 21,000 nodes, or central offices, in more than 1,000 telecommunications networks in over 70 countries around the globe."

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