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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Today, fast means more than 25 megabits per second download and 3 megabits per second upload.
The BT investment will make available download speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) - more than double the speed previously available from BT.
Consumers and businesses will benefit from speeds of 30 to 100 megabits per second for enhanced internet services.
BT says it will mean available broadband speeds of up to 20 megabits per second - more than double the maximum speeds previously available to the majority of UK homes and businesses.
On average, the 4G LTE network will provide download data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second and upload data rates of 2 to 5 megabits per second, Daril said.
The work is part of BT's 21st Century Network programme, which has already brought broadband speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) within reach of around 65 per cent of West Midlands premises.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers a maximum transfer rate of 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) compared to 480 megabits per second (Mbps) in USB 2.0.
The new services offer a high-speed broadband Internet connection of up to two megabits per second and low-cost phone calls to local numbers as well as those in the GCC and the rest of the world.
The system (WGS-1), launched from Cape Canaveral in October 2007, was put through a series of tests where it transmitted a record-breaking 440 megabits per second. The WGS satellite constellation are the first to incorporate a multi-beam X-band transmission capability.
The GX3002 is designed to protect a single network segment at up to I0 megabits per second (Mbps) of throughput, and its desktop form factor features integrated zero-power bypass functionality to help ensure high network availability.
Virgin Media is to break broadband speed limits later this year, by doubling the speed of its flagship 'XL' cable broadband service from 10Mbps (megabits per second) to up to 20Mbps.
The camera line features download speeds of up to 12 megabits per second and a large internal frame buffer.