Meaning – The term megabits per second, refers to the unit of data transfer in a network and is equivalent to 1000 kilobits. While “megabit” sounds similar to “megabyte,” a megabit is roughly one-eighth the size of a megabyte (since there are eight bits in a byte). Mbps is used to measure data transfer speeds of high bandwidth connections, such as Ethernet and cable modems.
Although they share the same letters, the abbreviations Mbps and MBps have different meanings. MBps stands for megabytes per second, with the bytes suffix referring to a unit of measurement for file size. In contrast, Mbps represents the bit capacity of a network connection.
Example of usage – “It should be noted that adding more Mbps of bandwidth does not guarantee faster network transmissions, which include upload speed and download speed.”