bits per second definition communications, unit
(bps, b/s) The unit in which data rate
For example, a modem
's data rate is usually measured in kilobits
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.