<*unit*> (Gbps) A unit of information transfer rate equal to one
billion bits per second. Note that, while a gigabit is
defined as a power of two (2^30 bits), a gigabit per second is
defined as a power of ten (10^9 bits per second, which is
slightly less) than 2^30).

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