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What is the full form of kbps

Kbps: Kilobits per second

kbps stands for kilobits per second. It is a standard unit of data transfer rate. It measures the speed of data transfer over the networks (internet) in terms of kilobits per second, i.e. a measure of bandwidth (amount of data that can be transmitted in a given time) on a data transmission medium. It is widely used in the data communication sector to measure the rate of data transfer. One kbps is equal to 1,000 bits per second. It means 200 kbps can transfer 200,000 bits in one second.

Fullform Kbps

Note: kbps is different from KBps. KBps stands for Kilobytes per second. The letter "b" represents bits and letter "B" represents bytes. One byte is equal to the 8 bits. Technically, kbps is the decimal kilobit unit, while KBps is a binary kilobyte unit. So, kbps is spelled with a lowercase "k".

The other standard units to measure the speed of data transfer are Mbps (Megabits per second) and Gbps (Gigabits per second). In terms of measurement, the kbps, Mbps and Gbps are related as shown below;

  • 1 kbps = 1000 bits per second
  • 1 Mbps = 1000 kilobits per second
  • 1 Gbps = 1000 Megabits per second

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