How to Calculate Kbps to Mbps

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Kbps and mbps are two terms used to describe bandwidth for transferring data on computers. Kbps stands for kilobytes per second and mbps stands for megabytes per second. When you are comparing Internet speeds, one Internet provider may list its speed in kbps while another might list it in mbps. In order to make an accurate comparison, you would have to convert from kbps to mbps.

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  • Determine the number of kbps you want to convert to mbps. For example, one Internet provider may offer Internet speeds of up to 10,240 kbps.

  • Divide the number of kbps by 1,024 to convert to mbps. In this example, you would divide 10,240 kbps by 1,024 to convert the bandwidth to 10 mbps.

  • Multiply the number of kbps by 0.0009765625 as an alternative method to convert from kbps to mbps. Finishing the example, you would multiply 10,240 kbps by 0.0009765625 get 10 mbps.

Tips & Warnings

  • There are 1,024 kbps in one mbps, not 1,000 kbps.

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