Megabits Per Second
Mbps is the acronym for Megabits Per Second.
Mbps stands for megabits per second. It is a unit of measurement used to quantify the data transfer rate or bandwidth of a network connection or data transmission. The megabits in Mbps refers to a unit of digital information, while per second indicates the rate at which data is transferred.
In computer networking and telecommunications, Mbps is used to express the speed at which data can be transmitted over a network or the internet. It represents the number of megabits (1 million bits) that can be transmitted or received in one second.
Mbps is commonly used to describe the speed of internet connections, such as broadband or fiber optic connections. For example, an internet plan may offer a download speed of 100 Mbps, indicating that data can be downloaded at a rate of 100 megabits per second.
It’s important to note that Mbps refers to the speed of the connection, not the amount of data that can be transferred in a given period. The actual amount of data transferred within a specific timeframe would depend on the duration of the data transfer.
Other common units for measuring data transfer rates include kilobits per second (Kbps), gigabits per second (Gbps), and terabits per second (Tbps), which represent smaller and larger multiples of the basic bit rate.
- Abbreviation: Mbps