Meaning – Bandwidth is defined as the difference between the highest and lowest frequencies, among a range of frequencies. It is expressed in the units ‘Hertz’.
In the context of networks, bandwidth refers to the amount of data that is transmitted over an internet connection, in a given amount of time. The common misconception here is that the bandwidth is assumed to be the speed of the internet connection. However, it is actually the volume of data that can sent over the internet connection in a given amount of time.
The Bandwidth in networks is calculated in Megabits per Second.
In asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), the capacity of a virtual channel, expressed in terms of peak cell rate (PCR), sustainable cell rate (SCR), and maximum burst size (MBS).
Example of usage – “The gamer needed more bandwidth as his work involved a lot of high definition graphics.”