Kenneth Letherman JS: Communications speeds are usually given in bits per second because bits are what the communications company is supplying.
What does B/SEC stand for?
B/SEC stands for Bits Per Second
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Information technology (IT) and computers
We have 14 other meanings of B/SEC in our Acronym Attic
- Balance Sheet (accounting)
- Bill of Sale
- Bit Sync
- Bits Per Second
- Byron Station
- Bytes per Second
- Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
- Buy/Sell/Hold Costs (real estate)
- Bits per Second per Hertz
- Brake Skid Control (NASA)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The network enables a wide range of private communications services including wide area LANs, hosted thin-client server applications, storage area networking, and IP streaming of broadcast TV content, as well as Internet access at speeds starting at 100 million bits per second.
With PCM Upstream, users gain faster upstream communication with speeds reaching up to 48,000 bits per second, as compared to 31,200 bits per second with the previous technology.
We've determined that the transfer rates for information about air current velocity ranged from about 100 to 250 bits per second for the sensory receptors and between 10 and 60 bits per second for the primary sensory interneurons," Miller observes.
The new protocol allows messages to be sent at 25,600 bits per second in a 50 kHz channel, or 6400 bps in a 25 kHz channel, compared to a 1,200 or 2,400 bits per second speed at which paging companies currently transmit messages.
6 bits per second predicted by the best previous approaches, which used slower systems and then extrapolated to calculate a theoretical peak.
8 billion bits per second of private, dedicated bandwidth to each building.
The speed of modems is not increasing rapidly - it has risen by more than eightfold, from 300 baud (bits per second) to 28,800 baud, in the past 12 years - but interest in the Web encourages telecommunication companies to invest in and develop faster digital access, with communication protocols such as ISDN ( about $30-40 per month in urban areas), switched 56 kilobit (56,000 bits per second) dedicated lines, cable modems, and faster digital line signaling protocols (ADSL) that promise to carry data at millions of bits per second over standard twisted pair copper wires we already use for telephone calls.