Mbps is the abbreviated form of megabits per second. It is an indicator of how many bits of information can be transferred via a specific connection between digital devices in 1 second.
Swiss broadband and mobile data service providers typically list connection speeds in Mbps.
Example: A megabit is made up of 1 million bits. Every 8 bits forms 1 byte. A connection with a constant speed of 1 Mbps can transfer 125 kilobytes of data in 1 second.
The term Mbps should not be confused with the term MBps (megabytes per second). A megabyte is composed of 1 million bytes – equal to 8 million bits.