What is bandwidth and how much do I need?

Bandwidth, measured in bits or Mbps (Megabits per second), is the volume of data that can be carried via a broadband connection per second, and is a key indicator of “internet speed”.

The higher the bandwidth of an Internet connection, the more data can flow through it per second, meaning the data is transported faster.

For example a speed of 100Mbps means that twice as much data can be transferred in the same amount of time as a speed of 50Mbps. How much bandwidth you need depends on how data hungry your business activities are and how many staff you have.