How much internet speed do I need?

How much internet speed do I need?

If you’re wondering how best to stay connected while you’re staying Japan, a pocket wifi might be the solution. It is easier to set up than Prepaid SIM cards, especially useful if you are traveling in a group or have multiple devices.
It’s better to find out how much internet speed you need, before ordering a pocket wifi.

This table shows how many Mbps you need for using internet with your phones and laptops.

ActivitiesRequired(Mbps)
Video(Low)1.5
Video(Standard)3
Vide(HD 1080p)5
Video(Ultra HD 4K)10
Streaming Music2
Playing Games3 – 5
Video Calls(Standard)0.5
Video Calls(HD)1.5
Email/Browsing0.2 – 2

*”Mbps” stands for megabits per second—not to be confused with megabytes per second (MBps), which measures file sizes or amounts of data transferred.

YouTube internet speed requirements

Mobile Devices

ActivitiesRequired(Mbps)
SD(Standard Definition)0.5
HD(High Definition)7

TVs or Comptuters

ActivitiesRequired(Mbps)
SD(Standard Definition)3
HD(High Definition)5
Ultra HD/4K25

Netflix internet speed requirements

ActivitiesRequired(Mbps)
SD(Standard Definition)3
HD(High Definition)5
Ultra HD25

Amazon Video internet speed requirements

ActivitiesRequired(Mbps)
SD(Standard Definition)0.9
HD(High Definition)3.5

Hulu internet speed requirements

ActivitiesRequired(Mbps)
SD(Standard Definition)1.5
HD(High Definition)3
Hulu with Live TV8


LightPocket pocket WiFi which keeps the speed of more than 50 Mbps for using internet without experiencing lags.

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