# Megabytes per second and Megabits per second Converter

**Using the Megabytes per second and Megabits per second Converter**

This converter allows you to convert between 2 units of broadband speed, the Megabytes per second and the Megabits per second.

Start by choosing between the American and the British spelling throughout the text. The choice can be made right at the top of the converter.

Your input unit (the one in which the value you are trying to convert comes) can be selected in the ‘*CONVERT FROM’* section of the converter. The choice is between 2 units, the Megabytes per second (MB/s) and Megabits per second (Mb/s).

The output unit (the one in which the result will be) can be chosen in the ‘*CONVERT TO’* section of the converter. The choice is between the same 2 units as in the case of the input unit selection.

You can write the input value into the ‘*VALUE TO CONVERT’* part of the converter. Make sure you write it as a decimal number using the decimal dot.

The final steps involve choosing the number of decimal places you want your result rounded toward and then proceeding to click on the ‘*CONVERT’* icon.

Your result will appear below the converter in the form of a decimal number rounded to your desired number of decimal places. Alongside the result, you will also receive the conversion rate between the input and the output units, as well as a convenient ‘*COPY’* icon that allows for easy copying and pasting of the result.

**Converting Megabytes per second and Megabits per second Manually**

In order to be able to convert between 2 units, we must know their conversion rates.

As both of our units use the prefix ‘*mega’*, the main difference that determines their conversion rate lies in the core words ‘*bit’ *and ‘*byte’*.

The defined relationship between the two units is, that a byte consists of 8 bits.

Hence the conversion rate of bytes to bits, and therefore megabytes to megabits, is 1:8.

Based on this simple conversion rate, we can create 2 formulae that will help us with the conversions.

The reason for 2 formulae is that we can use 1 of them per conversion direction, making sure that we use the one which has the output unit as the subject of the formula (the standalone value on the left side).

Mb/s = MB/s * 8

MB/s = Mb/s \div 8

The following 2 examples will demonstrate the usage of these formulae in practice. In the case of these problems, pay very close attention to the units at hand, as the only difference between them is whether they are spelled with a lowercase ‘b’ as in Mb/s, or an uppercase ‘B’ as in MB/s.

**EXAMPLE 1: ***Rodney is checking for his current broadband speed and sees a value of 38 MB/s. What is his broadband speed in Mb/s?*

This problem has Mb/s as the output value, meaning that the first formula is the best choice for solving this problem. We substitute 38 for MB/s and solve as follows.

Mb/s = MB/s * 8 = 38* 8 \\= 304 ~Mb/s

**EXAMPLE 2: ***An internet provider offers a guaranteed minimum connection speed of 140 Mb/s. What is the connection speed in MB/s?*

This problem has MB/s as the output unit, meaning that we should consider using the second formula for solving this problem. We substitute 140 for Mb/s and solve using one simple division.

MB/s = Mb/s \div 8 = 140 \div 8 \\= 17.5 ~MB/s

**Enormous Broadband Speeds**

Despite the average broadband speed of internet connection worldwide being 67.25 Mb/s, some specific devices, countries, and organizations have access to connections and devices that allow for record-breaking speeds. Here are 5 interesting facts about that.

Fact # | Explanation |
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1 | NASA has reportedly access to internet speeds of up to 91,000 Mb/s in their facilities. That’s more than 1,300 times the world’s average. |

2 | Only working under limited conditions, some institutions like CERN or Caltech were able to create temporary bandwidths of up to 46,000,000 Mb/s. |

3 | Japanese engineers managed to reach a general data transmission speed of 178,000,000 Mb/s. |

4 | As of 2022, Norway is the country with the fastest mobile internet speed of 126.04 Mb/s. |

5 | Europe is the continent with the fastest average broadband speed of 216 Mb/s. |

**References**

https://statista.com/statistics/896779/average-mobile-fixed-broadband-download-upload-speeds/

https://www.statista.com/statistics/896768/countries-fastest-average-mobile-internet-speeds/

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3635130/the-new-internet-speed-record-twice-as-fast-as-the-old-one.html

https://newatlas.com/telecommunications/esnet6-worlds-fastest-internet-46-terabit-second/

https://www.thehealthyjournal.com/faq/who-has-the-fastest-internet-in-the-world-2022