Is 5 Mbps Internet fast enough for enjoying Netflix, Youtube or Gaming?



Is 5 Mbps Internet fast enough for enjoying Netflix, Youtube or Gaming?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by foreigners visiting Korea.
If you look at the reviews of the Prepaid Korea SIM Cards, offered unlimited data with 5Mbps speed, used by foreigners visiting Korea,
the answer to the question is “satisfactory”.

I will give you one of user’s review as below.
” The prepaid contract points out (if you read it) that the data rate is limited to 5 Mbit/s which is actually done in practice. For some things that would have been too little, but I’ve been using it for streaming Netflix on the PC several times during the week without any problems. In total I consumed around 8 GB of data during the time and I didn’t use a any other Wi-Fi than the tethering hotspot of my phone. Also, my German network operator based VoWifi service and Skype video calls worked perfectly.”

To learn more about user’s review, tap here.

Well, let’s get down to 5Mbps Internet speeds.
5 Mbps internet provides download speeds at 5 megabits/second and upload speeds up to 0.5 megabits/second.
This speed is ideal for businesses with 1 ~ 2 users, as more traffic may slow the connection down.

Youtube or Netflix recommends a 3 Mbps connection for one standard-quality stream and 5 Mbps for a high-definition stream.
Ultra high-definition stream (4k, 8K video resolution) calls for more than 5Mbps, such as LTE full speed (140 ~ 160 Mbps) or 5G specification itself.
Comparable figures of Internet connection speed requirement are shown in the following table.


To learn more Netflix of Internet connection speed requirement,    Tap here.
To learn more Youtube of Internet connection speed requirement, Tap here.

For example, according to Skype both 3Mbps and 5Mbps connections are more than fast enough for a one-on-one video call,
and a group call with five people would work with a 3Mbps connection.
If you use the internet just for general web surfing, emailing and social media you won’t need much more than 1 Mbps.

If all you’re downloading is a simple document, then 3Mbps to 5Mbps speeds should be enough.
3Mbps connection can transfer a 50KB word processing file in approximately 0.13 seconds.
5Mbps connection takes 0.08 seconds.

* Prepaid Korea SIM Card related 5Mbps internet speed :

- Ace C Plus : Unlimited Data (Internet Speed, 5Mbps) and Talk 40 mins or Text 100 EA, 30-DAY Plan

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