Bandwidth is a term that describes the amount of data that can be sent and received over a network connection in a given period of time. It must not be confused with the term “Data Transfer”. Bandwidth is measured in bits per second (bps), kilobits per second (Kbps), megabits per second (Mbps), or gigabits per second (Gbps).

A higher bandwidth results in more data being transmitted in a shorter time frame, allowing for faster communication and data transfer.

Bandwidth depends on the quality of the network connection, the number of users sharing the connection, the type of data being transmitted, and other factors. Bandwidth is often a key factor when organizations choose any web hosting or cloud service provider.