Data-rate Units

A measure of the average number of bits passed between two points of a communication link in a fixed timeframe; usually expressed in bit/s, kbps, Mpbs and Gbps.

In telecommunications, data-transfer rate is the average number of bits (bitrate), characters or symbols (baudrate), or data blocks per unit time passing through a communication link in a data-transmission system. Common data rate units are multiples of bits per second (bit/s) and bytes per second (B/s). For example, the data rates of modern residential high-speed Internet connections are commonly expressed in megabits per second (Mbit/s).

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