Bandwidth is the maximum volume of data that can be transmitted through communication channels in a fixed time period or the data handling capacity of a communication system.
- Bandwidth is measured in bps (bits per second) or in the higher unit of it such as kbps, mbps, etc.
Bandwidth types are:
- Narrow Band
- Wide Band
- Broad Band
- Narrow Band: Narrowband is used where data volume is relatively slow or less amount of data is to be transmitted.
- Wide Band: Medium capacity of data transmission rate.
- Broad Band: A high speed, high capacity transmission medium that supports wide range of frequency and carry multiple signals at a time. Cable TV networks, Microwave, Satellite etc are examples of broadband.