Enter the average transfer rate provided by the service into the calculator to determine the 95th percentile bandwidth.

95th Percentile Bandwidth Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the 95th Percentile Bandwidth.

B95 = BP * .95

  • Where B95 is the 95th percentile bandwidth
  • BP is the bandwidth provided by the service provider

What is a 95th Percentile Bandwidth?


A 95th percentile bandwidth is a total bandwidth that a service provider specifies that the consumer must be inside the rand for 95% of their usage.

In other words, 95 percent of the time, the user must be below the certain level of bandwidth usage.

How to Calculate 95th Percentile Bandwidth?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate 95th Percentile Bandwidth.

First, determine the bandwidth provided by the service. In this case, the bandwidth is 100 MB/s.

Next, the final and last step is to determine the 95th percentile bandwidth using the formula above:

B95 = BP * .95

B95 = 100 * .95

B95 = 100 MB/s