Calculating Bandwidth

When it comes to bandwidth, every business has different requirements. A business that streams live video and content needs more bandwidth than one that strictly uses the internet for email and web browsing. A business with 50 employees online will need more than a business with five.

No matter how your business accesses the internet, knowing how much bandwidth it’s using—or needs—is key to ensuring it has enough to operate efficiently. A bandwidth calculator can help you do this.

Keys to Calculating Bandwidth

There are two areas to consider that have an impact on bandwidth needs:

Bandwidth Uses

How your business uses the internet:

  • Live streaming
  • Video conferencing
  • Cloud-based computing
  • Big data
  • Web browsing
  • Email
  • Social media
  • VoIP Phone Systems

Bandwidth Access

Who is using the internet:

  • Number of employees
  • Number of internet-connected devices
  • Needs of users
  • Big data users

Once all factors are considered, you can then estimate the bandwidth appropriate to carry out the tasks required during your peak internet usage hours.

Calculate Your Bandwidth

Sparklight Business has created a simple infographic that helps explain bandwidth factors and calculating your bandwidth needs. Calculate Your Bandwidth Infographic

If you have any additional questions or concerns about your business bandwidth needs, please contact your representative today or call 855.873.9596.

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