megabits per second


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megabits per second

(unit)
(Mbps, Mb/s) Millions of bits per second. A unit of data rate. 1 Mb/s = 1,000,000 bits per second (not 1,048,576).

E.g. Ethernet can carry 10 Mbps.
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This can offer 450 megabits per second for download while upload speed is at 50 megabits per second.
She said, Labor s National Broadband Network operated at 100 megabits per second and this would will increase to 1000 megabits next year .
However, using an external antenna increased that speed to as much as 10 megabits per second at a similar distance from the base station, the company added.
This "broadband convergence network" (BcN) will provide connection speeds of between 50 to 100 megabits per second by the end of next year.
The download speed of eAccess's existing ADSL service is 12 megabits per second at most.
Cable TV subscribers will soon have digital set-top boxes with modems that provide the following four services: analog video service; digital video service; phone service; and data service with two-way capability at 40 megabits per second downstream.
As a dedicated security ASIC, it reduces latency and consistently provides 200 Megabits per second (Mbps) firewall and virtual private network throughput for all packet sizes, making it well-suited for VoIP and gaming applications.
When operated at data rates of a few megabits per second, Millipede is expected to consume about 100 milliwatts, which is in the range of flash memory technology and considerably below magnetic recording.
and the J-Phone group of companies to provide mobile services with data transmission speeds of up to 8 megabits per second as the ''second-generation'' mobile service, starting next year, the ministry said.
Today, HDTV requires up to 20 megabits per second of bandwidth per channel being viewed.
is preparing to launch ADSL services with an access speed of 12 megabits per second, up from the current 8 megabits, in October.
Companies and industry standards groups are adopting and implementing the home networking specification, which supports triple-play voice, video and broadband data services at data rates of 320 Megabits per second over coax and phone wires, with the capacity to deliver next-generation IPTV and other networked entertainment data and VoIP services.