kilobits per second


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kilobits per second

(unit)
(kbps, kb/s) A unit of data rate where 1 kb/s = 1000 bits per second. This contrasts with units of storage where 1 Kb = 1024 bits (note upper case K).
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Palm's independent field tests show that Treo 700w smartphone can deliver speeds of between 400-600 kilobits per second.
The AirCard 580 offers reliable high-speed connectivity with average user speeds of 300-500 kilobits per second (kbps) and peak data speeds of up to 2.
The company's locations are connected to headquarters via frame relay links at speeds of 56-64 kilobits per second.
The uplink typically offers users an average experience of 300 - 500 kilobits per second, bursting to 900 kilobits per second.
The new upload speed of 384 kilobits per second will be available for most new and existing DSL customers by Nov.
In conjunction with this change, the upload speed for ALLTEL DSL Lite, the company's entry-level high-speed Internet connection, will be doubled to 128 kilobits per second in most markets.
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.
Burst rate for the downlink is 3 Megabits per second (Mbps), and 900 Kilobits per second (Kbps) for the uplink.
It bridges a wide gap between 56 kilobits per second frame relay and more costly T-1 connections with speeds of about 1.