Bandwidth is measured as the amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another within a network in a specific amount of time.
Typically, bandwidth is expressed as a bitrate and measured in bits per second (bps).
Converting Units of Internet Bandwidth
- Bytes > Bits: Multiply by 8
- Bits > Bytes: Divide by 8
- Mega > Kilo: Multiply by 1,000
- Kilo > Mega: Divide by 1,000
- Giga > Mega: Multiply by 1,000
- Mega > Giga: Divide by 1,000
- Giga >Kilo: Multiply by 1,000,000
- Kilo > Giga: Divide by 1,000,000
Wired bandwidth standards for connections
- Dialup Modem 56 kbps
- T1,E1 (Digital leased landline connection)1.544 Mbps,2.048 Mbps
- Asynchronous DSL 4 Mbps
- Ethernet10 Mbps
- T3 (Digital leased landline connection)44.763 Mbps
- VDSL 55 Mbps, VDSL 2 100 Mbps
- Fast Ethernet100 Mbps
- Optic leased landline connection155 Mbps,622 Mbps
- Gigabit Ethernet1000 Mbps
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gbps
- 100 Gigabit Ethernet 100 Gbps
Wireless network standard max download speeds
- 802.11b11 Mbps, 802.11g 54 Mbps
- 802.11n 600 Mbps 802.11ac 600 Mbps
- 3G - HSPA 7.2 Mbps 3G - HSPA+ 21 Mbps,3G - DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbps
- 4G - LTE 100 Mbps
- 5G 1 Gpbs (or higher)
The value in Mbps you can divide the former by ~ 1000 (1024 exactly).
Bitrate is 2500Kbps, then 2500/1024 = 2.44Mbps.