The Correlation Between Bandwidth & Quality of Service
Bandwidth and QoS are interesting topics when it comes to media networking. There are some key differences at the network utilization level with real-time media streaming when compared to typical datatypes that exist on a network. Non-media data tends to be very ‘bursty,’ meaning chunks of data are transported around the network as and when they are required. Uncompressed professional audio is completely different. A collection of audio channels travelling from point A to point B will have a fixed, constant bandwidth utilization with virtually zero peaks or troughs. This casts a different outlook on bandwidth and QoS, which is common in the IT industry.