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Encyclopedia > Kilobits
Quantities of bits
SI prefix and
(rare binary meaning)
Binary prefix standards
from IEC 60027-2
Name Symbol Quantity Name Symbol Quantity
kilobit kb 103 (210) kibibit Kibit 210
megabit Mb 106 (220) mebibit Mibit 220
gigabit Gb 109 (230) gibibit Gibit 230
terabit Tb 1012 (240) tebibit Tibit 240
petabit Pb 1015 (250) pebibit Pibit 250
exabit Eb 1018 (260) exbibit Eibit 260
zettabit Zb 1021 (270) zebibit Zibit 270
yottabit Yb 1024 (280) yobibit Yibit 280

A kilobit is a unit of information, abbreviated kbit, sometimes also kb. This article is about the unit of information. ... An SI prefix is a prefix that can be applied to an SI unit to form a decimal multiple or submultiple. ... In computing, binary prefixes can be used to quantify large numbers where powers of two are more useful than powers of ten. ... In information technology there is sometimes confusion about measurement of bits and bytes. ... A kibibit is a unit of information or computer storage, abbreviated Kibit, or sometimes Kib. ... The megabit is a unit of information storage, abbreviated Mbit or sometimes Mb. ... A mebibit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... A gigabit is a unit of information or computer storage, abbreviated Gbit or sometimes Gb. ... A gibibit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... A terabit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... A tebibit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... A petabit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... A pebibit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... An exabit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... A exbibit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... A zettabit is a unit of information or computer storage. ... In computing, binary prefixes are often used to quantify large numbers where powers of two are more useful than powers of ten. ... A yottabit (derived from the SI prefix yotta) is a unit of measurement in computers of one million million million million (American septillion, European quadrillion) bits. ... In computing, binary prefixes are often used to quantify large numbers where powers of two are more useful than powers of ten. ...


The standard definition is 1 kilobit = 103 = 1,000 bits. In the context of storage-memory and address-space sizes, the alternative binary definition of 210 = 1,024 bits is occasionally used (see Binary prefix), although this usage is ambiguous. This article is about the unit of information. ... This article is about the unit of information. ... In computing, binary prefixes can be used to quantify large numbers where powers of two are more useful than powers of ten. ...


A decimal kilobit is equal to 125 bytes, while a binary kilobit is equal to 128 bytes. A byte is commonly used as a unit of storage measurement in computers, regardless of the type of data being stored. ... A byte is commonly used as a unit of storage measurement in computers, regardless of the type of data being stored. ...


Kilobits are commonly used to express digital communication speeds, e.g. a 56 kbit/s PSTN or 512 kbit/s broadband Internet connection. In the context of telecommunication transmission speeds, the decimal definition 1 kbit = 1000 bit is used uniformly. The public switched telephone network (PSTN) is the concatenation of the worlds public circuit-switched telephone networks, in much the same way that the Internet is the concatenation of the worlds public IP-based packet-switched networks. ... Broadband in general electronics and telecommunications is a term which refers to a signal or circuit which includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies. ... BlackBerry 7100t Telecommunication refers to the communication of information at a distance. ...


The kilobit is closely related to the kibibit, which is unambiguously equal to 210 = 1,024 bits. A kibibit is a unit of information or computer storage, abbreviated Kibit, or sometimes Kib. ...


Kilobit (abbreviated to kb with a lower case b) is not to be confused with the term kilobyte (abbreviated to kB with an upper case b). A kilobit is one eighth of a kilobyte. A kilobyte (derived from the SI prefix kilo-, meaning 1000) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1024 or 1000 bytes. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
What is kilobit? - a definition from Whatis.com (261 words)
It's commonly used for measuring the amount of data that is transferred in a second between two telecommunication points.
Kilobits per second is usually shortened to Kbps.*
For example, 28.8 kilobits per second (Kbps) is 28,800 bits per second.
Encyclopedia: Kilobit (734 words)
a 56 kilobit/s PSTN or 512 kilobit/s broadband connection.
A kilobyte (derived from the SI prefix kilo-) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1024 or 1000 bytes.
A kilobit per second (kbps or kbit/s) is a unit of data transmission equal to 1,000 bits per second.
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