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# Bandwidth requirements for a teams event with 50 users

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# Bandwidth requirements for a teams event with 50 users

I am totally new to MS teams and all the collaboration tools, I have gone through other posts as well.

My question is very simple, and I expect someone to give me a very clear answer.

If my company is hosting an event which will be attended by 50 people sitting in the office. how is the bandwidth calculated.  Lets say all are attending the event using HD quality.

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best response confirmed by harivarma (Copper Contributor)
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# Re: Bandwidth requirements for a teams event with 50 users

Hi @harivarma ,

To calculate the bandwidth required for an event where 50 people are attending in an office and using HD quality, you need to consider a few factors:

1. Video Streaming Bandwidth: HD video streaming typically requires a bandwidth of around 5 Mbps per stream. Since all attendees will be streaming HD video, you need to multiply this bandwidth requirement by the number of attendees (50 in this case).

Bandwidth required for video streaming = 5 Mbps per attendee × 50 attendees = 250 Mbps

2. Audio Streaming Bandwidth: In addition to video streaming, there will also be audio streaming for the event. The bandwidth required for audio is significantly lower compared to video. Assuming a conservative estimate of 128 Kbps per audio stream, you can calculate the total audio streaming bandwidth.

Bandwidth required for audio streaming = 128 Kbps per attendee × 50 attendees = 6.4 Mbps

3. Additional Bandwidth for Interactive Features: If the event includes interactive features such as real-time chat or Q&A sessions, you need to allocate some additional bandwidth for those activities. The amount of additional bandwidth required will depend on the nature and intensity of the interactive features.

Considering these factors, the total bandwidth required for your event would be:

Total bandwidth = Video streaming bandwidth + Audio streaming bandwidth + Additional bandwidth for interactive features

Total bandwidth = 250 Mbps + 6.4 Mbps + Additional bandwidth

It's important to note that these calculations provide a rough estimate. The actual bandwidth consumption may vary based on factors like the quality of the streaming platform, network congestion, and other concurrent activities happening on the network. To ensure a smooth experience, it's recommended to have a slightly higher bandwidth capacity than the calculated value.

# Re: Bandwidth requirements for a teams event with 50 users

So its always multiplied by the times of the users ? Do you think we can apply multicast or something to reduce the bandwidth ?

# Re: Bandwidth requirements for a teams event with 50 users

You probably want to try Microsoft eCDN for your events, which will help to avoid any bandwidth constraints.

We are offering 90 days trial as well for all our customers.

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best response confirmed by harivarma (Copper Contributor)
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# Re: Bandwidth requirements for a teams event with 50 users

Hi @harivarma ,

To calculate the bandwidth required for an event where 50 people are attending in an office and using HD quality, you need to consider a few factors:

1. Video Streaming Bandwidth: HD video streaming typically requires a bandwidth of around 5 Mbps per stream. Since all attendees will be streaming HD video, you need to multiply this bandwidth requirement by the number of attendees (50 in this case).

Bandwidth required for video streaming = 5 Mbps per attendee × 50 attendees = 250 Mbps

2. Audio Streaming Bandwidth: In addition to video streaming, there will also be audio streaming for the event. The bandwidth required for audio is significantly lower compared to video. Assuming a conservative estimate of 128 Kbps per audio stream, you can calculate the total audio streaming bandwidth.

Bandwidth required for audio streaming = 128 Kbps per attendee × 50 attendees = 6.4 Mbps

3. Additional Bandwidth for Interactive Features: If the event includes interactive features such as real-time chat or Q&A sessions, you need to allocate some additional bandwidth for those activities. The amount of additional bandwidth required will depend on the nature and intensity of the interactive features.

Considering these factors, the total bandwidth required for your event would be:

Total bandwidth = Video streaming bandwidth + Audio streaming bandwidth + Additional bandwidth for interactive features

Total bandwidth = 250 Mbps + 6.4 Mbps + Additional bandwidth

It's important to note that these calculations provide a rough estimate. The actual bandwidth consumption may vary based on factors like the quality of the streaming platform, network congestion, and other concurrent activities happening on the network. To ensure a smooth experience, it's recommended to have a slightly higher bandwidth capacity than the calculated value.