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Standard Protocols and Reference Models

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using standard protocols and reference models such as the Open Systems Interconnection? Identify at least three of each.

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The following are the advantages and disadvantages of using standard protocols and reference models such as the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI).

Advantages:
1. Divides network communications into smaller and simpler components helping in components design, ...

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The solution lists four advantages and three disadvantages of using standard protocols and reference models.

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