Mbps to MB converter

This tool calculates the total number of Megabytes (MB) from Megabit-per-second (Mbps).

Mbps is the number of megabits that are transferred over a communication link every second. It is also called the Data rate, Speed, Throughput or Network bandwidth.

MB is a unit for data storage.

To find the total number of MB transferred, enter:

  • Mbps
  • Time in seconds/minutes/hours




Mb = (Mbps) * Time_in_seconds

Since 1 Megabyte = 8 Megabit,

MB = (Mbps) * (1/8) * Time_in_seconds

Example Calculation

5G wireless systems offers average download speeds of 100 Mb/s. Using the calculator on this page, 2000 Megabits or 250 Megabytes are transferred over a 20 second time interval.

The plot below shows this visually. The integrated area of the pink section represents the total data transferred over the time interval.

Note: 1 Megabyte = 8 Megabits. The amount of data transferred and stored is normally specified in Megabytes.


Bit vs. Byte: It’s important to differentiate between a bit and a byte. A bit is the smallest unit of data in computing, represented by a 0 or 1. A byte consists of 8 bits. Therefore, speeds expressed in Mbps are not directly comparable to file sizes, which are usually measured in bytes (e.g., megabytes, MB). To convert from Mbps to megabytes per second (MB/s), we divide by 8, since there are 8 bits in a byte.

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