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bit per second (bps)

The unit of measurement for the 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 specification bit per second, whereas in Europe the 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.

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Updated at: 08.11.2020
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