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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Currently copper operates at less than one megabits, whereas fibre is 400 megabits per second.
Longer range tests with external antennae have achieved 6 megabits per second at a six kilometer range, it said.
Prior to the latest deal, NTT DoCoMo and the J-Phone group had planned to start offering next year mobile services of up to 2 megabits per second within the framework of the second-generation service.
Today, HDTV requires up to 20 megabits per second of bandwidth per channel being viewed.
will provide software to raise the access speed of its ADSL service to 10 megabits per second from 8 megabits to subscribers via the Internet.
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Taichi Sakaiya, head of the Economic Planning Agency, asked cabinet members Tuesday to ensure that new central government offices each have an Internet connection capacity of at least 6 megabits per second.
The addition of broadband wireless to Covad's portfolio of services enables the company to target larger businesses with high-capacity service, with data speeds between 2 megabits per second and 45 megabits per second.
With the announcement of this new downstream/upstream speed, RCN's subscribers can receive its Unlimited Local Phone with calling features, Full Basic Cable TV and 20 Megabits per second service bundle for $129.
DDR3 SDRAM is the next-generation memory for servers and computing applications, and it is now the highest performing memory with data transfer rates up to 1066 Megabits per second (Mbps).
The Orbital 6000 series includes the Orbital 6800 for datacenter deployment and the Orbital 6500 designed for branch offices -- the two products can be used in configurations supporting up to 300 branch offices and WAN links up to 500 megabits per second.