Mbps to Gbps Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between MegaBits and GigaBits per second (mbps to gbps).

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How many MegaBits per second equal 1 GigaBit per second?

Exactly 1,000 mbit/s equal 1 gbit/s, with mbps and gbps often used as symbols for megabits per second and gigabits per second. The equality follows from the definition of the units gigabit and megabit under the International System of Units standard.

Difference between Mbps and Gbps

The only difference in mbps and gbps is their magnitude: a 1 mbps connection has 1,000 times less capacity than a 1 gbps one. People often speak of connection speeds in megabits and gigabits per second, but that is technically incorrect, since both units measure bandwidth: the amount of data that can pass through a medium or device in a given slice of time, usually a second when it comes to data transmission.

The two units differ in application: wherein mbps is used to describe home-grade connection speeds, usually in the low dozens, gbps is used for high-capacity connections such as the ones used by data centers. A typical data center may have 100 gbps connectivity that is then split into smaller slices for individual customers locating equipment there. Network equipment such as routers and switches are measured in both units, for example there are 10 mbps, 100 mbps, 1 gbps, 10 gbps and higher capacity LAN cards available.

How to convert Mbps to GigaBits

It is easy to convert from mbit/s to gbit/s: just divide the number in mbps by 1,000. Shifting the decimal point 3 places to the left is an equivalent operation, which is one of the strong sides of the decimal system of units. See a step by step example and a conversion table with commonly encountered values below.

Mbps to Gbps conversion example

Sample task: convert 100 Mbps to Gbps. Solution:

Formula:
Mbps / 1000 = Gbps
Calculation:
100 Mbps / 1,000 = 0.10 Gbps
End result:
100 Mbps is equal to 0.10 Gbps

Mbps to Gbps conversion table

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

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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