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kilobit

[′kil·ə‚bit]
(computer science)
A unit of information content equal to 1024 bits. Abbreviated kbit; Kbit. Symbolized k.

kilobit

(unit)
2^10 = 1024 bits of storage (1 Kb).

Compare kilobits per second.

kilobit

(thousand bits). For technical specifications, it refers to 1,024 bits. In general usage, it typically refers to an even one thousand bits (see kilo). Also Kb, Kbit and K-bit. See space/time.
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Palm's independent field tests show that Treo 700w smartphone can deliver speeds of between 400-600 kilobits per second.
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Powered by an Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) network, BroadbandAccess is the fastest commercially available high-speed wide-area wireless Internet access service available in the nation, with typical user speeds of 300-500 kilobits per second (kbps).
From there we step down the signal to a variable bit rate that can send 500 to 600 kilobits per second to broadband channels, transcoding from MPEG to broadband in real time.
Average user speeds were demonstrated at 300 to 500 kilobits per second, with peak rates up to 2.
The data rate governor utilizes Time Division Multiplexing based clocking to provide for Nx64, NxT1 and NxE1 bandwidth regulation that is configurable from 64 kilobits up to DS3.
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