## gigabits per second

<*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).

Last updated: 2004-02-10

### Nearby terms:

giga- ♦ gigabit ♦ **gigabits per second** ♦ gigabyte ♦ gigaflop ♦ gigaflops

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