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Speed of service

In telecommunication, the term speed of service has the following meanings:

1. The time between release of a message by the originator to receipt of the message by the addressee, as perceived by the end user[?]. Synonym originator-to-recipient speed of service. 2. The time between entry of a message into a communications system and receipt of the message at the terminating communications facility, i.e., the communications facility serving the addressee, as measured by the system.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

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