Mbps to MB/s Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between MegaBits and MegaBytes.

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How many MegaBits per second equal 1 MegaByte per second?

Using the binary definition of the megabyte (MB), 8.192 megabits per second (mbps) equal 1 megabyte per second (MB/s). Using the SI (International System of Units) standard of the megabyte, 8,000 megabits per second equal one megabyte per second. You are not the only one confused here, continue reading to understand why.

Both of the above answers are correct, depending on the unit convention that is relevant (agreed on) in your particular case. First, we have the binary system in which units are powers of 2, e.g. 1 MB is 210 KB = 1024 KB. From this definition it follows that one megabyte is 8,388,608 bits. Then, we have the decimal SI convention, according to which one MB = 103 KB = 1,000 KB, so one megabyte is 8,000,000 bits. As you can imagine, having the same name for a unit with two different definitions is not a great situation. When using our mbps to MB converter, one can easily use both units.

Difference between Mbps and MB/s

A MB per second (MB/s) is a non-standard unit for network throughput, often used due to its convenience since most file sizes one works with are in usually expressed in byte-units: KB, MB, GB, etc., and not bit-units like kbps and mbps. A MB can be defined in the binary and the decimal convention, as described above. On the other hand, a MegaBit per Second (mbps) is a standard bandwidth measurement metric for network equipment, such as routers, switches and LAN cards, and is equal to 1,000,000 bits per second, or 1,000 kilobits per second.

In practice, mbps is the unit in which your optic, broadband, LAN or DSL connection will be advertised in. You likely see prices internet connection speeds advertised as 25 mbps, 50 mbps, 75 mbps, or 32 mbps, 48 mbps, 64 mbps, etc. Business connections may go up to 300 mbps, and more. You most likely have a 100 mbit LAN card on your PC or MAC, therefore it has a maximum transfer rate of 100 mpbs. Currently the fastest available LAN cards go up to 160 gbps.

How to convert Mbps to MB per second

The easiest way to convert mbps to MB/s is through our converter. However, if you want a step by step solution, then it is easiest to first convert each metric to bit-level metrics, then convert back to the desired unit.

For example, 25 mbps is equal to 25 x 1,000,000 bps. To convert to Bytes, divide by 8 (1 Byte = 8 bits): 25,000,000 / 8 = 3,125,000 Bytes. In the SI standard, that converts to 3,125,000 / 1,000,000 = 3.125 MB/s, while in the binary convention it converts to 3,125,000 / 1,048,576 = 3.0518 MB/s. More examples using a simplified procedure below.

Mbps to MB per second conversion example

Sample task: convert 100 Mbps to MB/s (binary, also MiB/s). Solution:

Formula:
Mbps / 8.388608 = MBps
Calculation:
100 Mbps / 8.3886 = 11.920929 MBps
End result:
100 Mbps is equal to 11.920929 MBps


Sample task: convert 100 Mbps to MB/s (SI). Solution:

Formula:
Mbps / 8 = MBps
Calculation:
100 Mbps / 8 = 12.50 MBps
End result:
100 Mbps is equal to 12.50 MBps

Mbps to MB per second conversion table

Mbps to MBps (binary, also MiB/s) conversion table
Mbps MBps (binary, also MiB/s)
1 Mbps 0.119209 MBps
2 Mbps 0.238419 MBps
3 Mbps 0.357628 MBps
4 Mbps 0.476837 MBps
5 Mbps 0.596046 MBps
6 Mbps 0.715256 MBps
7 Mbps 0.834465 MBps
8 Mbps 0.953674 MBps
9 Mbps 1.072884 MBps
10 Mbps 1.192093 MBps
20 Mbps 2.384186 MBps
30 Mbps 3.576279 MBps
40 Mbps 4.768372 MBps
50 Mbps 5.960464 MBps
60 Mbps 7.152557 MBps
70 Mbps 8.344650 MBps
80 Mbps 9.536743 MBps
90 Mbps 10.728836 MBps
100 Mbps 11.920929 MBps
200 Mbps 23.841858 MBps
300 Mbps 35.762787 MBps
400 Mbps 47.683716 MBps
500 Mbps 59.604645 MBps
600 Mbps 71.525574 MBps
700 Mbps 83.446503 MBps
800 Mbps 95.367432 MBps
900 Mbps 107.288361 MBps
1,000 Mbps 119.209290 MBps
Mbps to MBps (SI) conversion table
Mbps MBps (SI)
1 Mbps 0.125000 MBps
2 Mbps 0.25 MBps
3 Mbps 0.375000 MBps
4 Mbps 0.50 MBps
5 Mbps 0.625000 MBps
6 Mbps 0.75 MBps
7 Mbps 0.875000 MBps
8 Mbps 1 MBps
9 Mbps 1.125000 MBps
10 Mbps 1.25 MBps
20 Mbps 2.50 MBps
30 Mbps 3.75 MBps
40 Mbps 5 MBps
50 Mbps 6.25 MBps
60 Mbps 7.50 MBps
70 Mbps 8.75 MBps
80 Mbps 10 MBps
90 Mbps 11.25 MBps
100 Mbps 12.50 MBps
200 Mbps 25 MBps
300 Mbps 37.50 MBps
400 Mbps 50 MBps
500 Mbps 62.50 MBps
600 Mbps 75 MBps
700 Mbps 87.50 MBps
800 Mbps 100 MBps
900 Mbps 112.50 MBps
1,000 Mbps 125 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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Georgiev G.Z., "Mbps to MB Converter", [online] Available at: https://www.gigacalculator.com/converters/convert-mbps-to-mb.php URL [Accessed Date: 06 Dec, 2019].