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

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?

  1. First, determine the total megabytes per second of data transfer.

    For this example, the megabytes per second (MB/s) is found to be 50.

  2. 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