bits per second

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Noun1.bits per second - (computer science) the rate at which data is transferred (as by a modem)bits per second - (computer science) the rate at which data is transferred (as by a modem)
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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0 standard allows for transfer speeds of up to 5G bits per second.
I have designed a system to reduce speech to about 1200 bits per second.
In the next few years, most Americans in urban areas will be offered ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) modems from telephone companies for about $50 per month, from which a workstation can receive data over standard telephone wires at three to five million bits per second, and send data at 500,000 bits per second (hence the name asymmetric), which is plenty of bandwidth for two-way video and audio teleconferencing.
The modulator's switching speed is fast enough to generate more than a billion data bits per second, which is 50 times fast as any previous silicon-based modulator.
8 billion bits per second of private, dedicated bandwidth to each building.