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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 "megabit"?

A measure of 1,000,000 bits commonly used to quantify the bandwidth of a network connection. When related to the memory in a computer, however, a megabit refers to 1,048,576 bits (1024 x 1024). Not to be confused with megabtye.

See Also: bits, bandwidth

Referred to by: Mbps, megabyte

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