Mbps to Kbps Converter

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

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How many KiloBits per second in 1 MegaBits per second?

There are exactly 1,000 kbsp in 1 mbps, where kbps stands for KiloBits per Second and mbps stands for MegaBits per Second (sometimes written as kbit/s and mbit/s). The equation follows straight from the definition of the kilobit and the megabit, according to which a kilobit equals 1,000 bits (103), a megabit equals 1,000,000 bits (106). It follows that 1 mbit = 1,000 kbits. Changing the units on both sides to the "per second" variant does not change the numbers, simple as that.

Difference between Mbps and Kbps

The difference is their magnitude: a 1 mbps connection has 1,000 times more capacity than a 1 kbps connection. Network capacity (bandwidth), is often mistakenly called network speed, connection speed, or internet speed in common language. No one can tell you fast is a network with a capacity of 100 mbit/s, but they can tell what throughput it will have per slice of time: a network with a capacity of 100 mbps can transmit 100 mbits of data per second.

Both units are used for the same purpose - to measure network bandwidth (capacity) per second. Kilobits per second is more convenient if network capacity is low, such as when speaking about the capacity of a 2G mobile network which is theoretically 50 kbit/s (40 kbit/s in practice), writing it as 0.05 mbps is neither convenient, nor does it look good in an ad headline. The megabits per second unit is used to describe most modern networks - mobile, Wi-Fi and landline alike. Most ISP plans are usually listed in mbps, e.g. 10 mbps, 25 mbps, 50 mbps, 75 mbps, 100 mbps. Your home router can probably reach speeds of 600 mbps or even 1300 mbps, depending on the frequency used to disperse the signal.

How to convert Mbps to KiloBits per second

To convert from mbps to kbps you need to only multiply the number of mbit/s by 1,000. This can be done by moving the decimal point 3 positions to the left. Say you have a 10 mbps connection and want to know its equivalent in kbps. All you need to do is calculate 10 x 1,000 = 10,000 kbps. A step by step calculation is shown below, as well as a kbit/s to mbit/s conversion table.

Mbps to Kbps conversion example

Sample task: convert 10 Mbps to Kbps. Solution:

Formula:
Mbps * 1000 = Kbps
Calculation:
10 Mbps * 1,000 = 10,000 Kbps
End result:
10 Mbps is equal to 10,000 Kbps

Mbps to Kbps conversion table

Mbps to Kbps conversion table
Mbps Kbps
1 Mbps 1,000 Kbps
2 Mbps 2,000 Kbps
3 Mbps 3,000 Kbps
4 Mbps 4,000 Kbps
5 Mbps 5,000 Kbps
6 Mbps 6,000 Kbps
7 Mbps 7,000 Kbps
8 Mbps 8,000 Kbps
9 Mbps 9,000 Kbps
10 Mbps 10,000 Kbps
20 Mbps 20,000 Kbps
30 Mbps 30,000 Kbps
40 Mbps 40,000 Kbps
50 Mbps 50,000 Kbps
60 Mbps 60,000 Kbps
70 Mbps 70,000 Kbps
80 Mbps 80,000 Kbps
90 Mbps 90,000 Kbps
100 Mbps 100,000 Kbps
200 Mbps 200,000 Kbps
300 Mbps 300,000 Kbps
400 Mbps 400,000 Kbps
500 Mbps 500,000 Kbps
600 Mbps 600,000 Kbps
700 Mbps 700,000 Kbps
800 Mbps 800,000 Kbps
900 Mbps 900,000 Kbps
1,000 Mbps 1,000,000 Kbps

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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