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11/22/15
Original Poster
Mark Strobel

Bandwidth Requirements for Hangouts

I have an Internet bandwidth speed of 10 mbps download and 2 mbps for upload.  Will these speeds be sufficient presenting a webinar to 10 using the webcam and desksharing?  Thanks.
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david.king
11/22/15
david.king
Hi Mark,

The bandwidth used by Hangouts is adaptive and will vary to provide the best experience on participants’ network.


Minimum bandwidth required

  • Outbound from the participant: 300 kbps
  • Inbound to the participant: 300 kbps

Ideal bandwidth

  • Two-person video calls:
    • Outbound from the participant: 2.6 mbps
    • Inbound to the participant: 2.6 mbps
  • Group video calls:
    • Outbound from the participant in all situations: 2.6 mbps
    • Inbound to the participant with 5 participants: 3.2 mbps
    • Inbound to the participant with 10 participants: 4.0 mbps
11/22/15
Original Poster
Mark Strobel
Thanks, David.  I am confused by:

  • 'Inbound to the participant with 10 participants: 4.0 mbps'
Is this my download or upload Internet bandwidth speed? 
david.king
11/24/15
david.king
That refers to the required download speed in that case.
11/25/15
Original Poster
Mark Strobel
Thanks, David.  Then 10 mbps should work.  I was afraid that this would pertain to the upload speed.
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