The theoretical rate at which user data can be transmitted across a circuit. The signaling rate is the total data rate, including overhead, i.e., signaling and control information.Therefore, the transmission rate is always less than the signaling rate. For example, a typical T1 circuit has a signaling rate of 1.544 Mbps, but a transmission rate of only 1.536 Mbps, as 0.008 Mbps is required for overhead. If the T1 equipment engages in bit robbing, that technique further reduces the transmission rate. If a circuit is used to its maximum capacity, throughput equals the transmission rate. See also bit robbing and throughput.
Transmission-rate Sentence Examples
This lens has the ability to change from a light transmission rate of 40.7 to 6.6 percent.
Most of the drugs designed to treat HIV are routinely used during pregnancy because of the mother's health needs and because transmission rate is directly related to the mother's viral load.
This is so that consumers will understand that it's a monthly maximum, not a transmission rate limit.