bits per second
<communications, unit> (bps, b/s) The unit in which data rate is
For example, a modem's data rate is usually measured in kilobits per second. In
1996, the maximum modem speed for use on the PSTN was 33.6 kbps, rising to 56
kbps in 1997.
Note that kilo- (k), mega- (M), etc. in data rates denote powers of 1000, not
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