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.

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