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(bps, b/s) The unit in which datarate
For example, a modem
's data rate is usually measured in
per second. In 1996, the maximum modem speed for
use on the PSTN
was 33.6 kbps, rising to 56 kbps in 1997.
Note that kilo- (k), mega- (M), etc. in data rates denote
powers of 1000, not 1024.