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giga bit per second (Gbps)

Gigabit per second, Gbit/s or Gbps, is a dimension for transmission speed. It is a data rate of 10exp3 Mbit/s, 10exp6 kbit/s or 10exp9 bit/s, i.e. 1,000,000,000 bit/s. The next higher data rates are specified in terabits per second (Tbit/s), the lower ones in megabits

persecond (Mbit/s).

Bit per second and its prefixes

Bit per second and its prefixes

The abbreviation Gbit/s is mainly used in Europe, the abbreviation Gbps in Anglo-Saxon countries.

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Englisch: giga bit per second - Gbps
Updated at: 13.06.2011
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