What Does MBPS Mean?

MBPS (Megabits Per Second) is used to measure data transfer speeds of high bandwidth connections, such as Ethernet and cable modems.

One megabit is equal to one million bits or 1,000 kilobits. While "megabit" sounds similar to "megabyte," a megabit is roughly one eighth the size of a megabyte (since there are eight bits in a byte).

Of note, MBPS is often shortened to “megs” or “meg” in conversations. (For example, “I am only getting 2 meg download speed at the moment.”)

Summary of Key Points

"Megabits Per Second" is the most common definition for MBPS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Megabits Per Second
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for MBPS

When I write MBPS, I mean this:

meaning of MBPS
The image shows data transfer speeds measured in MBPS.


Examples of MBPS in Sentences

Here are examples of MBPS being used in a conversation:
  • Person A: Which broadband package did you go for in the end?
  • Jordan: I took the deal that gave me up to 50MBPS download speed.

An Academic Look at MBPS

MBPS is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Emm Bee Pee Ess). (Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

Example of MBPS Used in a Text


See Also

MB (megabyte) MEG (megabyte) MHZ (megahertz) CLOUD (the internet) ICMP (internet control message protocol) IE (internet explorer) IMAP (internet message access protocol) IP (internet protocol) ISP (internet service provider) NET (internet) SKYPE (tool for making calls over the internet) TCP_forward_slash_IP (transmission control protocol/internet protocol) URL (uniform resource locator (internet))