Enter the total data transfer rate in megabytes per second (MB/s) and the calculator will convert it into megabits per second (Mbps).

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## Mbps Formula

The following formula is used to convert megabytes per second into megabits per second.

Mbps = 8 * MB/s

- Where Mbps is megabits per second
- MB/s is megabytes per second

To calculate the megabits per second, multiply the megabytes per second by 8.

## Mbps Definition

**What is Mbps? **

Mbps, short for megabits per second, is a unit of measure of data transfer per unit of time.

Mbps should not be confused with MB/s which is megabytes per second, not megabits. 1 byte is equal to 8 bits.

## Example Problem

How to calculate Mbps?

**First, determine the total megabytes per second of data transfer.**For this example, the megabytes per second (MB/s) is found to be 50.

**Next, convert into Mbps using the formula.**Using the formula above, the megabits per second is calculated to be:

Mbps = 8 * MB/s

Mbps = 8 * 50

Mbps = 400