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Bits per Second (bit/s or bps or b/s)

The speed at which bits (electronic signals) are transmitted and a measure of the actual data transmission rate. The bit/s rate may be equal to or greater than the baud rate, depending on the modulation technique used to encode bits into each baud interval. This is the correct term to use when describing modem data transfer speeds.