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What are megabits and megabytes?

What is a megabit?

A megabit is a unit of digital information with prefix mega (symbol M). And it is equal to one million bits. It also means 106 bits or 1,000,000 bits. And one million bits equal to 1000 kilobits. The unit symbol of megabit is Mbit.

You can convert megabit to other units of data using our tool.


What are megabits and megabytes?

Megabits (Mb) and megabytes (MB) seem similar, and they have the same letters in their abbreviations. But they have different uses. The megabit is used in telecommunications and in the semiconductor industry. This unit is mainly used to indicate internet speed.

1 Mbit is equivalent to 0.125 MB. The unit symbol of Megabyte is MB. And it is equal to 1,000,000 bytes or 10002 bytes. 

You can use our online megabits per second (Mbps) to megabytes per second (MB/s) conversion calculator.

For example, if you have an 8 Mbps internet speed, this means 1 Megabyte per second. You can download 750 MB/s with 6000 Mbps internet speed. If you have an internet package with up to 16 Megabit per second, then your download speed will be 2 Megabytes per second.

Use our tool to convert Megabit per second to Megabyte per second.

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