Beware of Mistakes! This is the difference between MBps and Mbps

Have you seen the brochure? internet package that promises internet speed up to 70 Mbps, but when tested the speed does not match what was promised?

Surely you will be annoyed with the internet provider, right? Eits, but it’s not entirely the provider’s fault, guys.

It could be because of our own actions that don’t pay attention difference between Mbps and MBps. Take a look at the speed of the following Bolt internet packages:

Bolt Internet Package Speed

Bolt Internet Package Speed

The picture shows the Internet speed of bolt up to 70 Mbps. Surely you think that you can download a 70 MB file in 1 second or download a 140 MB file in 2 seconds using the internet package.

In fact, you are wrong. As long as size bandwidth Internet is still around 70 Mbps, you won’t feel it download files at that speed.

Why is that? Because MBps with Mbps have different meanings, guys.

Difference Between Mbps and MBps

stands for Mbps and MBps

stands for Mbps and MBps

Mbps stands for Megabits Per Second, whereas MBps stands for Megabytes Per Second.

It’s clear yes the difference lies in the ‘Bit‘ and ‘Bytes‘. Bits and Bytes have different sizes, where Byte size 8x bigger compared to Bits.

So you can say 1 bit is equal to 1/8 Byte. Another example if the service provider provides internet speed of 5.2 Mbps it’s the same as 0.65 MBps.

So we conclude again that the difference is in Bit and Byte. But does anyone know the difference between Bit and Byte?

What is the Difference Between Bit and Byte?

Bit is short for ‘Binary Digit‘, which means binary digits. Bit itself is the smallest unit in digital computing.

The bit itself is only represented by 2 numbers, guys, namely 1 and 0. For example, 0010 = 4 bits, 10101 = 5 bits, and so on.

Bit and Byte Explanation

Bit and Byte Explanation

While Byte is 8 bit units which are combined into 1. So if the bit character has reached 8, it can be calculated into 1 byte. For example 01010101 = 1 byte, 0101010101010101 = 2 bytes, and so on.

If the sum reaches 1024 Bytes, then it can be calculated as 1 Kilobyte. When it reaches 1024 Kilobytes, then it is shortened to 1 Megabyte, and so on until Yottabyte (largest unit).

Now you know the difference between Bit and Byte. Now let’s discuss how to convert Mbps to MBps.

How to Convert Mbps to MBps

How to Convert Mbps to MBps

How to Convert Mbps to MBps

As discussed earlier Bytes is one-eighth of Bit. Therefore, if there is an internet provider that provides internet speed services up to 70 Mbps, then it is the same as 8.75 MBps (70/8=8.75).

Currently, various internet providers still use Mbps to describe their internet speed. Meanwhile, almost all software downloads use MBps units.

Well, that’s the difference between Mbps and MBps. Don’t be mistaken, guys, share this article with your friends too!

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