What is “Header Compression”?

A header is the component of a data packet that precedes the data that you are sending. The header contains information such as source and destination address, error checking and other administrative details. In most data types this does not noticeably affect the data transmission rates. However, in multimedia applications such as voice and video, the header can significantly affect performance. Inmarsat recommends that you switch on header compression for multimedia applications, such as video.

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