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Applications & Media Data Bandwidth (2006)

The chart below represents the state of applications and media data bandwidth usage as of 2006. The information was obtained by a story in Telephony magazine, entered into an Excel spreadsheet, and plotted as shown. Downstream values are speeds from the server to the local user computer, and upstream is from the local user to the server.

Note that blue bars to the left of the divider are for downstream data, and red bars to the right of the divider are for upstream data.










Applications & Media Data Bandwidth Chart (2006) - RF Cafe
Megabits per Second


Note: Values are approximate and represent circa 2006 information.

Application Downstream
(Mbps)
Upstream
(Mbps)
Web surfing0.52
Videoconferencing23
Premises surveillance23
Standard definition TV33
Telecommuting33
File sharing, Home video55
Real-time SDTV55
Network personal video recorder55
Multiplayer gaming55
Interactive distance learning55
Premises Web hosting59
Large file sharing1012
Video uploads / downloads1314
HDTV152
Network-hosted applications & storage4010
Next-Gen 3-D TV802

VSDL2709
ADSL2+253
Cable modem102.5
ADSL2+82
WiMAX42
Dial-up0.10.1

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