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(MegaBits or MegaBytes per SECond) One million bits or bytes per second. Mbps is a measurement of peripheral data transfer or network transmission speed. The correct abbreviation is "b" for bits and "B" for bytes; however, "b" and "B" are often interchanged. See space/time, Kbps and Gbps.

Lower case "b" - Mbps, Mb/sec, Mb/s
Megabits per second is used to rate serial data transmission such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

Upper case "B" - MB/sec, MB/s
Megabytes per second is used to rate parallel data transfers such as from memory to disk.
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The collapse of the mortgage-backed security market now started to pollute other financial products.
Answer--In most cases, the issuer of the mortgage-backed security, such as GNMA or FNMA, must continue to pay the full amount of principal and interest payments even though a mortgage may be in default.
For its first deal, in early 1994, the firm was the sole manager for a $500 million Federal National Mortgage Association mortgage-backed security, called a REMIC.
A privately issued, mortgage-backed security that meets certain criteria is considered either a direct or indirect holding of the underlying mortgage-related assets and is assigned to the same risk category as those assets (for example, the assets may be U.S.