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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Mbps"?

Mbps, with a lower case 'b', means "megabits per second", and is used to state the number of bits of data that can flow through a network connection, also known as bandwidth. MBps (capital 'B') refers to megabytes per second, and as such denotes the number of bytes of data that a connection can transfer per second.

See Also: bits, bandwidth, megabit, megabyte, byte

Referred to by: 802.11b, 802.11g, EDGE Evolution, Enhanced Data Rate, EV-DO, EV-DO Rev. A, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS

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