To stream silky clean content material in 8K you’re going to want some significantly good broadband with some estimates suggesting a minimal of a minimum of 80Mbps – 100Mbps.
The UK common is simply 60Mbps proper now that means thousands and thousands of properties in all probability gained’t get a buffer-free expertise when watching 8K streams on their shiny new 8K TV.
After all, extra properties are slowly getting fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband with BT’s Openreach key to this plan. It is hoped that round 25 million properties will probably 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 know-how corporations, 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 in your lounge.