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gigabit

[′gig·ə‚bit]
(communications)
One billion bits, or 1,000,000,000 bits.

gigabit

(unit)
2^30 bits, 1,073,741,824 bits.

See prefix.

gigabit

One billion bits. Also Gb, Gbit and G-bit. See giga, space/time and never say.
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Regarding modernisation of telecommunications infrastructure, the minister noted that the bandwidth connection capacity will be increased to 100 giga bits per second in 2014, against 27.
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The cable knitting together 17 countries can take 24,000 Giga bits per second (24 Tera bits per second), which is equal to transmitting 4800 high-definition movies every second.
SLT stated that, as telecom traffic increasing fast existing cable systems like SEA-ME-WE 4 are getting heavily loaded, 20,000 kilometre cable system, knitting together 17 countries can carry 24,000 Giga bits per second (24 Tera bits per second), that s equivalent to transmitting 4800 high-definition movies every second.