Full name: bit/second
Plural form: bits/second
Alternate spelling: bit/s
Category type: computer data rate
Scale factor: 1
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In telecommunications and computer network speed measurement, bit rate or data transfer rate is the average number of bits, characters, or blocks per unit time passing between equipment in a data transmission system. Unlike many other computer-related units, 1 kbps is traditionally defined as 1000 bps, not 1024 bps.