gigabits per second


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gigabits per second

(unit)
(Gbps) A unit of information transfer rate equal to one billion bits per second. Note that, while a gigabit is defined as a power of two (2^30 bits), a gigabit per second is defined as a power of ten (10^9 bits per second, which is slightly less) than 2^30).
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Developed by Bell Labs, it is the first system to power a 40 gigabits per second signal up to 1,000 kilometers (625 miles).
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2 Gigabits per second, more than four times the throughput of last year's winning entry.
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This format facilitates migration to higher network speeds (10 gigabits per second today and 40 gigabits per second in the future) as well as easier management of the network and the ability to lengthen optical spans or transmit higher data rates over today's span lengths.
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