What is the difference between MBps and Mbps ?

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Most of us don’t know the difference between Mbps and MBps. It is very basic something many of us don’t know, and the big companies are aware of our unawareness as they blatantly take advantage of this.

Look at the advertisements below :

So, how many times it has frustrated you that you are not getting the mentioned speed?.

In the above images we can clearly see the speed of the downloading is mentioned in Mbps. In Computer terms, b denotes a bit, and B denotes a Byte.

1 byte = 8 bits

So, whenever we download any file or copy for say, it says MB/s  or MBps which is exactly 8 times faster than Mbps.

Still confused?

Okay, let’s take an example- if you have to download a file of 1 MB in your computer and your net speed is 1 Mbps, it won’t take 1 seconds to download it, instead it will take 8 seconds.

So, from now on whenever you see anywhere 100 Mbps, don’t get excited just divide the figure by 8 and you will get the actual speed in MBps.


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