Lync Online Bandwidth Requirements


Q: (from Bill)

I have a quick question about Lync Online.  Is there a good reference number for estimated bandwidth required for voice and/or video calls per user?

 

A:

A quick Bing search on “Lync bandwidth” resulted in the following link to a Lync bandwidth estimation tool:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19011

 

Q: (from Bill)

I saw that but it’s for Lync Server.  I’m looking for Lync Online.  Does that make a difference?

 

A:

That’s a good point and thinking through it logically, your communication with the Lync Online server is mostly handshaking and establishing the communication path (minimal bandwidth needs). After that the voice/video communication is mostly point-to-point and would require the same bandwidth considerations of an on-premises Lync server.

This reasoning is validated by this site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852542.aspx

 

Q: (from Bill)

Makes sense, however, the bandwidth calculator is kind of overkill for what I’m looking for.  I was hoping for something like “voice calls max out at ____ and video will max out at _______ per user.”

 

A:

Ah… Then another Bing search on “Lync bandwidth maximum” resulted in:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj688118.aspx

 

SDeming Face   Steve

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