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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Both companies report download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabytes per second and average upload speeds of 500 kbps to 800 kbps depending on the strength of the network coverage.
* Fifty-six kilobits per second (kbps) service is available to 100% of respondents' customers.
Boeing has reported DSL-like speeds with maximum throughput to the aircraft standing at 20 megabits per second, equating to 150-200 kilobits per second passenger average.
Mobile phone users are able to download data at speeds of up to 1.8 megabits per second using the HSDPA system, in contrast with current speed limitations of only 384 kilobits per second. According to Deutsche Telekom, it is hoped that the company will be able to offer connection speeds of up to 7.2 megabits per second in the future.
The 93C regular model TACSAT has the ability to provide one uplink at a frequency range from 7.9 to 8.4 Gigahertz and a data transfer rate of 1152 kilobits per second. The 93C can also provide a downlink at a frequency range from 7.25 to 7.75 GHZ and receive with a maximum downlink data rate of 1152 Kbps.
Global WiFi Plus (GWP) has a Point of Presence (POP) in Santa Cruz that will offer subscribers the ability to access the Internet at a peak down rate of 1500 Kilobits per second to the customer, and 512 Kilobits per second toward the Internet (the connection).
Broadband A high-speed telecommunications link, normally defined as allowing transmission at 512Kbps (Kilobits per second) or higher, compared to 56Kbps that is available using a dial-up modem.
The agency has also sent the operators a notice, according to which they cannot describe a connection slower than 256 kilobits per second as 'broadband'.
Some of the challenges of network speed and volume capability are addressed by these networks which must be able to transmit wireless data at 144 kilobits per second at mobile user speeds, 384 kbps at pedestrian user speeds and 2 megabits per second in fixed locations.
The Merlin U530 cards will enable PTC to offer their customers enhanced services such as secure wireless access to information--stored behind corporate firewalls--at data transfer speeds of up to 384 kilobits per second (Kbps).
The data-rate for Inmarsat is 64 kilobits per second, while the Ku wideband pipes transmit at 512 kilobits per second, and receive at 2 megabits per second.
Broadband provides a high-speed link to the internet at speeds of up to 2048 kilobits per second, presenting significant benefits to businesses and residents alike.