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bit per second (bps)

The unit of measurement for transmission speed or throughput is the data rate or bit rate, which is specified in bits per second (bps) or bit/s.

Bit per second and its prefixes

Bit per second and its prefixes

In Anglo-Saxon literature, the notation "bps" is used for the bit per second specification, whereas in Europe, bit/s is used. Bit/s or bps are usually associated with a prefix representing the power of ten, i.e. kilobits per second (kbit/s or kbps), which are a thousand bits per second, megabits per second (Mbit/s or Mbps), which are a million bits per second, gigabits per second (Gbit/s or Gbps), which are a billion bits per second, or terabits per second (Tbit/s or Tbps), which are a trillion bits per second.

Englisch: bit per second - bps
Updated at: 08.11.2020
#Words: 127
Links: unit (U), measurement, transmission speed, data rate, bit rate (BR)
Translations: DE

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