Mbps Calculator

Created by Wojciech Dobija
Reviewed by Dominik Czernia, PhD and Steven Wooding
Last updated: Jan 18, 2024


The Mbps calculator helps you calculate how many Mb/s are in MB/s. The Mbps converter also offers to change the final unit to another data size, e.g., B, kB, GB, TB, and more.

Do you ask yourself what does Mbps stand for? and why do we use Mbps and MBps with a lowercase and capital B letter? Read on to find answers to these questions and learn more about what Mbps are and how to use this Mbps to Mbps conversion tool, as well as for other data transfer units.

If you want more specific conversion tools, our Mbps to Gbps converter or byte conversion might be something you're looking for!

What is the difference between Mbps and MBps?

Megabits per second and megabytes per second (Mb/s to MB/s) can be easily confused. The only difference in their writing is actually the letter "b", which appears in lowercase and uppercase. In the case of megabits, we write Mb/s, and in the case of megabytes, we write MB/s.

In addition, we can meet two different abbreviated forms of recording megabits per second and megabytes per second. The first one is written using a slash as follows: Mb/s, while the second one is written using the letter "p": Mbps. In our Mb/s to MB/s converter, we use the first form.

What are Mbps and MBps?

We already answered: what does Mbps stand for, now, let's see when we use these data transfer units:

  • Mbps refers to megabits per second and is the term that actually most often refers to the speed of the Internet. This means that if your plan is 200 Mb/s, 200 Mb of data will be transferred between you and your service provider in one second.

  • MB/s refers to megabytes per second and is a term that actually most often refers to the speed at which a file is uploaded or downloaded. This means that if the transfer rate is 200 MB/s, 200 MB of data will be transferred between one location and another in one second. Check the data transfer calculator if you need to find the file transmission sped!

  • Apart from that, we also use other prefixes, e.g., kilobytes per second (kBps) or kilobits per second (kbps). Our Mbps calculator can also help to find how many kbps are in a Mbps, and vice versa, how many Mbps are in a kbps.

How many Mb/s are in MB/s?

Given that 1 byte is 8 bits, it follows that one megabyte per second is 8 megabits per second. So, to calculate how many megabits are in megabytes, simply multiply the value of megabytes by eight.

To find out how many megabytes are in megabits, we have to divide megabits by 8 or multiply by 0.125, or you can just use the MBps converter.

🔎 Mbps to MBps converter will allow you to calculate:

  • How many MB/s is in Mb/s;
  • How many Mb/s are in MB/s;
  • How many kbps are in a Mbps;
  • How many Mbps are in a kbps; and
  • Many others units!

Mbps to MBps Converter result examples

Here are some examples of the Mbps to MBps conversion:

Mbps

MBps

1

0.125

2

0.25

4

0.5

5

0.625

8

1

10

1.25

20

2.5

40

5

50

6.25

80

10

100

12.5

300

37.5

600

75

1000 (1 Gb/s)

125

How to use the Mbps Calculator

The Mbps to Mbits converter or Mbps calculator consists of three parts:

  1. Megabits/megabytes section – input your data here if you know the transfer speed in megabytes or megabits. For example, to convert 8 Mbps to MBps, enter 8 in the first field.

  2. Other data transfer units (bits) – in this part, you can enter (or read) values in bits units but with different prefixes. For example, to use our tool as a kbps to Mbps converter, fill in the box with the kb/s units.

  3. Other data transfer units (bytes) – this section is similar to the previous one, but instead of bits, the base units are bytes.

FAQ

Is megabyte per second equal to megabit per second?

No, it isn't. Megabyte per second is eight times greater than a megabit per second.

A byte is the smallest addressable unit of memory and usually consists of 8 bits. In the past, it was enough to encode a single character in a computer. A bit represents logical states 1 or 0, so it can take two distinct values.

Wojciech Dobija
Megabits/megabytes
Megabits
Mbit
/s
Megabytes
MB
/s
Other data transfer units (bits)
bit
/s
kbit
/s
Gbit
/s
Other data transfer units (bytes)
B
/s
kB
/s
GB
/s
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