Mbps stands for megabits per second, which is a way to measure the speed of your internet connection. The more Mbps you have on your NBN plan, the faster your potential broadband speeds.
Similarly, you may see internet speeds measured in Kbps or Gbps too. These are also measurements of speed and refer to kilobits per second and gigabits per second, respectively. And 1,000 Kbps equals 1 Mbps, while 1,000 Mbps equals 1 Gbps.
- 1 Mbps = 1,000 Kbps
- 1 Gbps = 1,000 Mbps
But how do Mbps work, and why don’t you always get the internet speeds you pay for? Let’s dig in a little and find out.