Kps & Mbps

  suedeblue 16:27 15 Aug 2007


Can anyone explain what the difference is between kps and mbps with regard to internet speed.

Many thanks

  brundle 16:46 15 Aug 2007
  DieSse 17:20 15 Aug 2007

K or k = kilo (Thousands)

m = milli (thousandths)

M = Mega (Millions)

b = bits

B = Bytes (8 bits)

So you see it's very important to get the letters exactly right, especially the b or B part.

And you can also see that Kps is useless - as it doesn't say whether it's bits or Bytes.

  suedeblue 17:11 16 Aug 2007

Thanks for clarifying the info.

  suedeblue 17:11 16 Aug 2007

Will try speed test

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