Bit rate

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In telecommunications and computing, the bit rate (sometimes bitrate), or data rate, is the amount of data that can be transported or processed in a given amount of time. This is different from, but related to, the symbol rate and the bandwidth. The data rate is usually measured in bits per second (bit/s); sometimes this is qualified with a SI prefix. Note that kilo has the usual meaning of 1000, and not 1024, as was often used in computing.

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