What is bandwidth and how does it relate to Dacast?

Bandwidth is a rate of data transfer, generally a metric of how much data can be sent in a given time period that is mandated by the stress and traffic caused on a server.

For Dacast, this refers to the amount of traffic caused from streaming (higher audience and higher bitrate translate into more bandwidth being consumed).

If you are unfamiliar with bandwidth and streaming, please use the calculator of our pricing page.

2 thoughts on “What is bandwidth and how does it relate to Dacast?

  1. Andras Bakos says:

    Hi, May I ask your kind help to confirm please what you write here means: the bandwidth used ONLY for viewers. So NO bandwidth “cost” on broadcast quality and amount of broadcasted channels. With other words the badwidth used up and we pay after how many viewers watch and how good quality they watch the channels we broadcast. Is that correct ?

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Andras, The way the bandwidth is used is correct, but we charge in a slightly different way. The bandwidth is pre-paid when you buy your annual or monthly plan. Each month, you are provisioned with an amount of bandwidth. This bandwidth is used based on how many people are watching your video content, for how long, and in which quality. When you run out of bandwidth, your stream stops. However, it is possible to upgrade your plan at any time and to set up an overage protection. This protection enables you to keep streaming after running out of bandwidth, by charging you for the extra GBs used after running out of bandwidth. Do not hesitate to contact us at the following email if you have any other questions: team@dacast.com
      Have a good day!

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