Bandwidth requirements for calls

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  Minimum (kbps)* Maximum (kbps)* Recommended*

Audio 1:1 calls

50 50 50
Audio conference calls 50 per (n-1) participants 50 per (n-1) participants 50 per (n-1) participants
Video 1:1 calls 150 850 350
Video conference calls 150 per (n-1) participants 350 per (n-1) participants 350 per (n-1) participants

*All numbers are estimates.

n: number of participants

For example:

A 10 minute call on Wire uses about 3.75 MB depending on network conditions.

A 10 minute video call on Wire uses between 11.25-63.75 MB depending on network conditions.

For CBR, bandwidth consumption for audio calls is about 20-30% higher than VBR. For video calls, the audio portion of the call will increase the same way.

File transfer or other network usage may heavily affect audio and video call quality.

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