Monday, 1 October 2012

KNOW DIFFERNT BETWEEN Mbps vs MBps – What is mbps

This has become a common question, A lot of folks get this wrong, time to put it into perspective.
Mbps which stands for Megabits per second is a term that refers to data transfer speeds as measured in megabits (Mb). It is mostly used in data and communications technology to show the speed at which a transfer takes place. In data technology, a megabit simply means over one million bits therefore “Mbps” indicates the transfer of one million bits of data each second.
These are terms that are used to describe how fast data is been sent from one point to another such as between computer to computer or computer to the internet.
This should not be confused with MBps which is another abbreviation that is used to describe Megabytes per second, The two terms have a relationship, eight megabits is equivalent of one Megabyte.
It’s another way of saying millions of bits per second when small letter “b” is used or millions of bytes per second when capital “B” is used
A simple way of putting this mathematically is this:
* 8 bits = 1 byte
* 1000 bytes = 8 kilobits (kb) = 1 Kilobyte (KB)
* 1000 Kilobytes (KB) = 8 megabits (Mb) = 1 Megabyte (MB)
MB to Mb simply means multiplying by 8 while Mb to MB means dividing by 8, the capital “B” is the distinguishing factor here
It should be noted that 1 Mbps = 1024 Kbps (Mbps to Kbps conversion)
Hence 1 Kbps = 0.0009765625 Mbps (Kbps to Mbps conversion)

SOURCE: TECHTALKAFRICA

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