How Much Bandwidth Does Skype Use?


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Bandwidth usage within Skype depends on whether a regular phone call or a video call is being made and on the quality of the video streaming, if applicable. Group calls use more bandwidth than one-on-one calls, and usage increases according to the number of participants in the call.

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How Much Bandwidth Does Skype Use?
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Minimum speeds for a phone call are 30 kbps download/30 kbps upload. However, Skype recommends 100 kbps for both upload and download. For video calling, Skype recommends a speed of at least 300 kbps, although video calls can be made with only 128 kbps. For high definition calls, 1.5 mbps are recommended.

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