Meaning of megabit in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛɡəbɪt/


(also Mb)
  • A unit of data size or (when expressed per second) network speed, equal to one million or (strictly) 1,048,576 bits.

    ‘It is one of the most spectrally efficient mobile data technologies on the market, promising a peak speed of 2.4 megabits / second in just 1.25 MHz of spectrum.’
    • ‘The company claims speeds of 100 megabits per second - the same as today's fast Ethernet, and with a software upgrade, 1 gigabit per second is possible.’
    • ‘Both offer almost the same data speeds with 8 megabits per second as a maximum.’
    • ‘This allows for theoretical speeds of 54 megabits a second, although the real rate is always less than that, for a variety of reasons.’
    • ‘Wireless networks today have a top speed of just over 50 megabits per second (Mbps).’