What is CDV (Cell Delay Variation)?

The Cell Delay Variation is a term utilized in the Asynchronous Transfer Mode to depict the time distinction that is acceptable between cells being introduced at the receiving host. In an asynchronous transfer mode network, Cells progressing along a virtual connection experience random delays. These random delays induce an alteration in the initial time structure of any cell stream going through the network. This process is known as cell delay variation (CDV).