Round Trip Time

Last Updated:

September 9, 2021

What is Round Trip Time? How Does This Data Point Affect the Overall QoE Picture? Is This Value Important By Itself or Is It Part of A Bigger Picture?

Round Trip Time Definition

This metadata value provides the round trip time (RTT) in microseconds from when a request is submitted from a client to a CDN server and back again to the starting point.

Round Trip Time Data Element Details

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What Does Round Trip Time Tell You?

This value tells you how long it took (in milliseconds) for the request to leave the client, travel to the content source identified by the CDN, and then back to the client with the response.

Applicable To

This term is applicable to the following streaming video types:

  • Ad
  • Content
  • Live
  • VOD

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