Technology, Data Communication Terms, Glossary and Dictionary
Gigapackets refers to a billion (one thousand million) of packets or datagrams. The packet is one of the basic unit of information in computer networks. A packet may include a few to a few hundred bytes of information. Data transfer rates in gigapackets per second are associated with high speed networks, especially fiber optic networks at carrier rates of OC-48 at 2.5 Gbit/s and OC-192 at 10 Gbit/s.