Friday 2nd September 2016
Schools and educational organisations often calculate how much bandwidth to provide based on budget allocations.
A recent aarnet paper considers bandwidth requirements based on the needs of individual learners. For example, aarnet’s research finds that an individual student or teacher requires between 0.2 and 0.5 Mbps to use Google Apps. For a school of 100 concurrent users that is 20 – 50 Mbps. Just for Google Apps.
The aarnet paper estimates that the median aggregated bandwidth requirements (online apps, YouTube, ClickView, etc) for a school of 1000 students would be 395 Mbps.
How does this compare to your school’s total bandwidth provision?