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What is Kbps? - Kilobits per Second - kbps to mbps, 128 kbps, connection kbps rate, speed test
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Published on 11/30/2006
Thousands of bits per second.

What is Kbps?

Kbps stands for kilobits per second (thousands of bits per second) and is a measure of bandwidth (the amount of data that can flow in a given time) on a data transmission medium. Higher bandwidths are more conveniently expressed in megabits per second (Mbps, or millions of bits per second) and in gigabits per second (Gbps, or billions of bits per second). In international English outside the US, the equivalent usage is "kbps" or "kbits s-1.".

Stands for "Kilobits Per Second." Don't confuse this with Kilobytes per second (which is 8 times more data per second). This term is commonly used in describing data transfer rates. For example, two common modem speeds are 33.6 Kbps and 56 Kbps.

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