Can Your Wi-Fi Handle Live-Streaming?

If planners expect their attendees will want to stream video, Hamm suggests they discuss this with the venue’s technology provider in the early stages of planning. In general, the system should have one to two megabits of bandwidth for each person who will be streaming. “If you have 500 people at the event, they won’t all be streaming, but let’s say 10 percent of them are. That’s 50 streams—that’s already 50 to 100 megabits of bandwidth. And it would need to be symmetrical—meaning the speed up is the same as the speed down. There aren’t too many facilities that have that kind of bandwidth,” [President Russ Hamm, Rainbow Broadband] says. – Mitra Sprrells, BizBash