Gbps is the abbreviated form of gigabits per second. This term denotes a measurement of the speed with which one billion bits of data can be transferred through a data connection.
Swiss telecom service providers use the Gbps measurement to indicate the speed of their high-speed Internet connections. Most broadband Internet connections from Swiss service providers have speeds which can be measured in megabits per second (Mbps).
Example: A connection with a constant data transfer rate of 1 Gbps would be able to transfer 125 megabytes of data in 1 second (1 byte is made up of 8 bits), or 7500 megabytes (7.5 gigabytes) in 1 minute.