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Mbps stands for "megabits per second" and is a measure of bandwidth on a telecommunications medium. Depending on the medium and the transmission method, bandwidth is sometimes measured in the Kbps (thousands of bits or kilobits per second) range or the Gbps (billions of bits or gigabits per second) range.

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  • 1.Re speed measure and Kbps, Mbps, Gbps - when you say "thousand bits" do you mena 1000 or 1024? So is 1.0 Kbps 1000 bits per second or 1024 bits per second? 2.Do you include start/stop bits in the bit count when speaking in bytes, i.e., are there 8 or 9 or 10 bits in a byte?

    2010-03-16 13:10:55



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