kbps – kilobits per second
KBps – Kilobytes per second
kbps is the data speed measuring unit used to measure the data rate for any networking device, DSL or a broadband line. 1 kbps equals 1000 bits/s. Other higher network data rates includes Mbps and Gbps. Kbps is usually represented by the notation – kbits/s or kbps.
It’s interesting to note that the internet speed is measured in “kilobits per second” while the storage data transfer speed is measured in KiloBytes per second (KB). Here, 1 kilobyte equals 1024 bytes, and one byte equals 8 bits of data.
Data rates for older network devices were measured in kbps. Today, as we are entering into the world of lightning fast internet speed, the speed is usually represented in Mbps.
How does kbps, Mbps, and Gbps is related in terms of measurement?
1 kbps = 1000 bits per second
1 Mbps = 1000 kilobits per second
1 Gbps = 1000 Megabits per second
How does KBps, MBps, and GBps are related in terms of measurement?
1 KBps = 1000 bytes per second
1 MBps = 1000 kilobytes per second
1 GBps = 1000 Megabytes per second