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How many megabits make a megabyte?

What are megabits and megabytes?

A megabit is a unit of measurement of digital information. And it is mostly used for representing the speed of internet connection. Megabits per second, or Mbps, is a measurement of data transfer rate. 1 Mbps (Megabit per second) is 1 million or 10002 bits per second. 1 megabit is also equal to 0.125 megabytes, and that means 1 megabit/second is 0.125 megabytes/second. We can also say that there are 0.125 Megabytes in a Megabit. You can download  1.25 Megabyte per second with 10 Megabits internet speed. For example, if you have an internet package with “up to 50Mbps”, so your download speed is 6.25 MB per sec.


What are the abbreviations for megabytes and megabits?

A megabit is a multiple of the unit, equals to 106 bits (1000000bits = 1000 kilobits) and a megabyte is a multiple of the unit, equals to 106 (1,000,000) bytes.

The unit symbol of megabit is Mb (lowercase b) or Mbit. And the unit symbol of megabyte is MB.


How many megabits make 1 megabyte?

There are 8 Megabits in each Megabyte.

Check these:

8 Mbits = 1 MB

1 Mbit = 0.125 MB

50 Mbits = 6.25 MB

100 Mbits = 12.5 MB


You can use our online user-friendly tool to convert megabits per second (Mbps) to megabytes per second (MB/s).

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