Kbps to Mbps Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between KiloBits per Second and MegaBits per Second (kbps to mbps).

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How many KiloBits per Second equal one MegaBit per Second?

1,000 kbsp equal 1 mbps, where kbps stands for KiloBits per Second and mbps stands for MegaBits per Second. This follows from the definition of the bit, kilobit and megabit, in which a kilobit is 1,000 bits (103), a megabit is 1,000,000 bits (106) and so 1 mbit is exactly 1,000 kbits. Adding per second to both sides of the equation changes the units, but not the numbers.

Difference between Kbps and Mbps

The difference is only in the magnitude: a 1 mbps connection has 1,000 times more capacity than a 1 kbps connection. Network capacity, or bandwidth, is often called network speed or connection speed in common language, but that is technically incorrect. A network with a capacity of 1 kbps can transmit 1 kbits of data every second.

Both units are used for the same purpose, except one is appropriate where network capacity is low, e.g. a 2G mobile network with its 50 kbit/s (40 kbit/s in practice) capacity is easier written as kbps instead of 0.05 mbps. It also makes for better posters, banners and ad headlines. Mbps or mbit/s is used in most modern network definitions. For example, you probably have a 100 mbps LAN card on your computer or smartphone. Most internet connection plans offered by ISPs are also described in mbps, e.g. 25 mbps, 50 mbps, 75 mbps.

How to convert KiloBits per Second to MegaBits per Second?

To convert from kbps to mbps you need to only divide by 1,000. This can most easily be done by shifting the decimal point 3 positions to the left. An example step by step calculation is shown below, as well as a kbit/s to mbit/s conversion table.

Kbps to Mbps conversion example

Sample task: convert 2000 Kbps to Mbps. Solution:

Formula:
Kbps / 1000 = Mbps
Calculation:
2000 Kbps / 1,000 = 2 Mbps
End result:
2000 Kbps is equal to 2 Mbps

Kbps to Mbps conversion table

Kbps to Mbps conversion table
Kbps Mbps
1 Kbps 0.001000 Mbps
2 Kbps 0.002000 Mbps
3 Kbps 0.003000 Mbps
4 Kbps 0.004000 Mbps
5 Kbps 0.005000 Mbps
6 Kbps 0.006000 Mbps
7 Kbps 0.007000 Mbps
8 Kbps 0.008000 Mbps
9 Kbps 0.009000 Mbps
10 Kbps 0.01 Mbps
20 Kbps 0.02 Mbps
30 Kbps 0.03 Mbps
40 Kbps 0.04 Mbps
50 Kbps 0.05 Mbps
60 Kbps 0.06 Mbps
70 Kbps 0.07 Mbps
80 Kbps 0.08 Mbps
90 Kbps 0.09 Mbps
100 Kbps 0.10 Mbps
200 Kbps 0.20 Mbps
300 Kbps 0.30 Mbps
400 Kbps 0.40 Mbps
500 Kbps 0.50 Mbps
600 Kbps 0.60 Mbps
700 Kbps 0.70 Mbps
800 Kbps 0.80 Mbps
900 Kbps 0.90 Mbps
1,000 Kbps 1 Mbps

References:

[1] IEC 60027-2, Second edition, 2000-11, Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology - Part 2: Telecommunications and electronics.

[2] IEC 80000-13:2008, Quantities and units, Part 13: Information science and technology

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