How fast is an internet connection with 150 Mbit / s

Cables, fiber optics & Co .: How much speed makes sense at home?

Depending on the type of user, a different data rate is required for the Internet at home
Image: Kabel Deutschland When people talk about the Internet at home, most people think of the World Wide Web, e-mails and data exchange within their own four walls and how best to save money here. But in addition to the costs of the Internet connection, the consumer should also think about the data rate before booking an Internet tariff. Because consumers who use the Internet rather little can save on their Internet tariff. On the other hand, consumers who use the Internet frequently and a lot should pay attention to an appropriate data rate when booking. But which speed is the right one for which user?

Different usage aspects determine the tariff choice

Depending on the type of user, a different data rate is required for the Internet at home
Image: Kabel Deutschland First of all, it is important to be aware of your intended use of the Internet. Consumers who use the Internet for streaming services or play online should value a higher data rate than, for example, consumers who only occasionally write e-mails or want to check the opening times of a store. The following table illustrates the different usage scenarios:

Download
speed of up to ...
Suitable for...
16 Mbit / sRead messages, send and receive e-mails (with little or no attachment), VoIP, research information. This transmission speed is sufficient for music streaming services or videos in SD quality, for example.
50 Mbit / sVideo-on-demand and streaming of trailers etc., online games, downloading videos, photos and music from cloud services. Uploading requires a higher upload speed than the usually included 10 Mbit / s upload (DSL)
200 Mbit / sHousehold with several people who want to use the Internet at the same time (for example 3 people who want to watch TV on the Internet at the same time and one also plays on the Internet.)

As can be seen from the table, the Internet connection to be selected and the data rate offered are closely related to the usage aspect. In the following, the download and upload speed is illustrated again using a few examples.

The table is only intended to provide an overview in terms of speed. The values ‚Äč‚Äčalso differ due to the load on the Internet connection. In addition, not every data rate is always available for the desired connection. There are also differences between cable and DSL connections for private customers. The consumer should therefore carefully examine the contract details in advance. In addition, it is possible with some providers to increase the speed of the connection - albeit at an additional cost.

AccessMax.
Down
stream
Max.
Up-
stream
Download:
50 songs
(200 MB),
Duration
Upstream:
50 songs
(200 MB),
Duration
Download:
Vacation videos
(700 MB),
Duration
Upstream:
Vacation videos
(700 MB),
Duration
ISDN128 kbit / s128 kbit / s213 min.208 min.748 min.729 min.
DSL 60006 Mbit / s0.5 Mbit / s4 min.46 min.16 min.162 min.
DSL 16,00016 Mbit / s1 Mbit / s2 min.26 min.6 min.91 min.
VDSL 2525 Mbit / s5 Mbit / s1 min.5 min.4 min.18 min.
VDSL 5050 Mbit / s10 Mbit / s0.5 min.3 min.2 min.9 min.
LTE Cat.250 Mbit / s25 Mbit / s0.5 min.1 min.2 min.4 min.
VDSL 100100 Mbit / s40 Mbit / s16 sec.40 sec.56 sec.2.5 min.
Cable 100100 Mbit / s6 Mbit / s16 sec.4.5 min.56 sec.15.5 min.
LTE Cat.4150 Mbit / s50 Mbit / s10 sec.32 sec.37 sec.2 min.
Fiber 200200 Mbit / s100 Mbit / s8 sec.16 sec.29 sec.57 sec.
Cable 250250 Mbit / s25 Mbit / s7 sec.1 min.23 sec.4 min.
LTE Cat.6300 Mbit / s50 Mbit / s6 sec.32 sec.19 sec.2 min.
Cable 400400 Mbit / s25 Mbit / s4 sec.1 min.15 sec.4 min.
Cable 500500 Mbit / s25 Mbit / s3 sec.1 min.11 sec.4 min.
LTE Cat.12600 Mbit / s150 Mbit / s3 sec.11 sec.10 sec.40 sec.
Cable 10001000 Mbit / s50 Mbit / s2 sec.32 sec.6 sec.2 min.
Fiberglass
1000
1000 Mbit / s200 Mbit / s2 sec.8 sec.6 sec.29 sec.
5G1000 Mbit / s100 Mbit / s2 sec.16 sec.6 sec.56 sec.

The Internet at home therefore offers numerous entertainment options that can be used to varying degrees depending on the broadband tariff.

Appropriate hardware for Internet use at home is of course also required: In addition to the router, the end devices that are connected to it are also important. From smartphones and tablets to laptops or smart TVs to desktop PCs, there are various ways of surfing the web.