Streaming Examples:

  • Netflix, DSTV, Showmax – at least 3 Mbps for standard definition; 5 Mbps for HD; 25 Mbps for HDR or 4K
    Hulu – at least 3 Mbps for on-demand; 8 Mbps for Live TV
    DIRECTV – at least 2.5 Mbps; 2.5–7.5 Mbps for HD on mobile devices; 12 Mbps for streaming via web browser on a computer
    Amazon Prime Video – 900 Kbps for SD; 3.5 Mbps for HD


  • At a minimum, you need 4–8 Mbps for online gaming. For consistently efficient gaming, 10–25 Mbps tend to be best. This is also dependant on server location you are connecting to

Working from Home:

  • There are no one-size-fits-all answers when it comes to working from home; it really boils down to what kind of uploading and downloading you need to do for your job. If you frequently download and upload large files, you’ll want internet speeds of at least 40 Mbps. For simpler computer programs (word processing, for example), you can get by with just 3–4 Mbps. For lots of video conferencing, you’ll want to sit somewhere in the middle with at least 10 Mbps