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How many bits are in 1000Mbps?

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04/13/2007

It has been offered that: "8000000000 bits are there in 1000Mbps." However, this is not correct. Each M is 1,000,000 bits, so 1,000 M is 1,000 x 1,000,000 or 1,000,000,000 bits per second. Be careful if talking about MBytes of memory, which is 8 times as many bits. Thus, to transmit 1MB of memory at 1 Mbps would take at least 8 seconds (not including protocol overhead and errors requiring retransmission).