Internet speed converter from Mbps to MB - Python

The easiest way to convert MB/s to mbps is by using this converter. If you need a step by step solution: it is easiest to first convert each metric to bits per second, then convert back to the needed unit.

For example, let us say you want to esimate how fast your connection needs to be to allow you to transfer 5 MB/s. If it is 5 MB/s SI, then that is 5,000,000 Bytes, and since a Byte is 8 bits, multiply by 8 to get 40,000,000 bits per second (bps). Converting back to mbps requires us to divide by 1,000,000, which gives us 40 mbps. So we need a 40 mbps connections to transfer 5 MB/s (decimal). If we want to measure megabytes in a way that they would appear in Windows and other operating systems, then 1 MB/s = 1,048,576 bytes per second. To convert to bits, multiply by 8: 1,048,576 x 8 = 8,388,608 bits per second. This converts to 8.388 mbps (8,388,608 / 1,000,000). More examples using a simplified calculation below.