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Zoom Video Conferencing, Webinars and more over HughesNet Gen5?

 

While Zoom Video Conferencing and many other video conferencing apps are not officially supported over the HughesNet Gen5 Satellite Internet Platform, Zoom automatically adjusts for the amount of bandwidth that is available, so many of our customers have reported that it actually works pretty well compared to similar applications!  Keep in mind that our ISPSAT.COM services are on the VAR Business Internet Platform, not the standard HughesNet Consumer platform!  We do not push video streaming over our platform, so we tend to get better over-all speeds and performance than the HughesNet Consumer platform, so please keep that in mind if you are not a customer of ISPSAT/Montana Satellite!

Please keep in mind that it might work better some times than others, and a lot will depend on how many people and/or devices are connected to your HughesNet system at that time!  For best results, we recommend that you turn off any background apps on any devices that may be using up bandwidth in the background in order to get the best Zoom experience over HughesNet.

We have had enough inquiries into it, that we decided to post the bandwidth requirements for Zoom for our customers and prospects!

 

Bandwidth requirements for ZOOM

The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participant‘s’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi, or wired environments.

Recommended bandwidth for meetings and webinar panelists:

For 1:1 video calling:
600kbps (up/down) for high-quality video
1.2Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video
Receiving 1080p HD video requires 1.8Mbps (up/down)
Sending 1080p HD video requires 1.8Mbps (up/down)

For group video calling:
800kbps/1.0 Mbps (up/down) for high-quality video
For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)
Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5Mbps (up/down)
Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0Mbps (up/down)

For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail):  50-75kbps
For screen sharing with  video thumbnail: 50-150kbps
For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps
For Zoom Phone: 60-100kbps

Recommended bandwidth for webinar attendees:

For 1:1 video calling: 600kbps (down) for high-quality video and 1.2Mbps (down) for HD video
For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps (down)
For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps (down)
For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps (down)

Latency: The delay between packet being sent and received. Typically, a latency of 150ms or less is recommended. Higher latency values will result in noticeable delays between video and audio. For example, the time between you speaking and the other user receiving the audio on their end.