To stream silky clean content material in 8K you’ll want some significantly good broadband with some estimates suggesting a minimal of at the least 80Mbps – 100Mbps.
The UK common is simply 60Mbps proper now that means thousands and thousands of houses most likely received’t get a buffer-free expertise when watching 8K streams on their shiny new 8K TV.
In fact, extra houses are slowly getting fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband with BT’s Openreach key to this plan. It is hoped that round 25 million houses shall be related to superfast speeds by 2026 – that is 5 million greater than was beforehand anticipated. In the meantime, Virgin Media hopes to achieve some 16 million with its gigabit-capable (1,000Mbps) connections by the tip of this yr.
Some expertise companies, together with Samsung, are additionally engaged on methods of crunching 8K streams down to assist decrease the bandwidth wanted earlier than boosting issues again up when the present hits the massive display screen in your lounge.