Bandwidth is the volume of data that can be sent over a connection between two devices in a single second. Calculated as megabits per second or Mbps. When bandwidth (also known as download speed) is over-utilized, it can cause the Internet connections to slow and content such as video streaming will buffer.

Mbps vs MB

What’s the difference? The term bit is short for binary digit and it’s the smallest unit of data.

The term byte is a group of 8 bits. This is also used to describe the smallest unit of memory and storage.

Any measurement written in bytes is eight times larger than the corresponding unit measured in bits. In other words, 1 megabyte (1 MB) = 8 megabits (8 Mbps). And 1 gigabyte (1 GB) = 8 gigabits (8 Gb)