Data rate

What is Data rate?

Data rate meaning in Digital terms is The number of bits that are conveyed or processed per unit of time, most often (but not exclusively) employed when discussing time-based media like sound or video. Often expressed in terms of kilobits per second (kbit/s or kbps, 10 to the third power), megabits per second (Mbit/s or Mbps, 10 to the sixth power), or gigabits per second (Gbit/s or Gbps, 10 to the 9th power).


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary