[nsp] broadbandwidth

Don Bowman don at sandvine.com
Tue Feb 24 19:15:39 EST 2004

ray at carpe.net (Ray Davis) [Tue 24 Feb 2004, 16:20 CET]:
> I realize the best answer to the following question is "it depends", but
> any numbers based on experience might be better than no clue at all.  :)
> I'm trying to guestimate how many ADSL users will "fit" into an Mbit
> of 95%ile bandwidth.  Can anyone say something like "we have about
> X ADSL users (maybe 70% private, 30% small business) 
running with 640k
> downstream lines and they typically peak around Y Mbits during the day"?
> Any wild guestimates will be welcome!

For residential users, ~15Kbps/user average is considered normal.
this assumes a large enough group of users to make the statistical
gains work.

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