Have you ever bought a home internet package or internet package on your cell phone and it says internet speed up to a certain number of Mbps? Surely you have, right? Because it’s no longer a secret that today’s Internet network connection is a primary need for the Indonesian people.
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However, how do we actually describe the meaning of the internet speed of so many Mbps? Yes, it is indeed one of the units of internet network connection speed. Let’s discuss about the unit speed of internet network connection!
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Explanation of Internet Connection Speed
Internet Connection means a connection provided by an Internet Service Provider or ISP that enables individual computers or other hardware components, either individually or registered in a Local Area Network, to exchange data over the public Internet.
The faster the internet connection, the faster the device used for you to access the internet displays a web page or download that you are doing.
Factors That Can Affect Internet Speed
So, actually if internet speed really affects your activities in browsing the internet, what are the factors that influence internet speed?
There are several factors that affect internet speed, including:
Your internet speed is highly dependent on your network equipment, such as a router or cable). Internet devices such as computers or cellphones that you use if they are outdated also affect internet speed.
The modem that you use if it is already outdated also affects internet speed. In addition, the distance between the modem and the connected device. The farther you move from your modem or router, the worse your signal will be. Your device may reach its maximum speed next to the router, but physical objects like walls will slow that connection down.
Every device active on your WiFi network will consume a portion of your overall bandwidth. For example, if you have 20Mbps download speed with your Internet plan, 4 devices can technically stream Netflix in HD under perfect conditions.
Communication Network Used
ISP also affects internet speed. Different ISPs have different internet speeds even though they offer the same bandwidth.
Number of Users Accessing the Internet Simultaneously
Still the same as the discussion about bandwidth, the more internet users, the slower the internet will be. There is a point in using a larger bandwidth if the user needs to access it a lot.
Internet Speed According to the Selected Stream
Day by day, the internet speed will be faster. This is because the internet speed can be affected according to the selected stream. What flow do you mean? Let’s discuss it from the beginning with the internet.
A dial-up connection uses a standard telephone line and an analog modem to access the Internet with data transfer rates (DTR) of up to 56 Kbps. A dial-up connection is the least expensive way to access the Internet, but it’s also the slowest connection.
Then there is the internet stream after dial-up i.e. DSL. DSL is a technology for high-speed network or Internet access via voice lines.
Is an acronym for General Packet Radio Services. Is a best-effort packet-switching protocol for wireless and cellular network communication services. This is considered a best effort as all parcels are given the same priority and delivery of parcels is not guaranteed.
Next up is 3G. 3G refers to the third generation of cellular technology that makes mobile telephony possible. The third generation standards follow the previous two generations used in cellular networks and in all cellular phones.
High Speed Packet Access or HSPA is a technical standard for wireless broadband telecommunications. This is the second phase of HSPA which was introduced in 3GPP release 7 and further enhanced in later 3GPP releases.
A wireless local-area network (WLAN) is a group of colocated computers or other devices that form a network based on radio transmissions rather than wired connections.
The term broadband generally refers to high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access. Broadband includes several high-speed transmission technologies.
Differences in Internet Speed Units: Kbps, Mbps, and Gbps
Now, what you often know is internet speed. Usually the internet speed is written, for example, 2Mbps, 900Kbps, or very high, even up to 1Gbps. Is it possible to reach 1Gbps in Indonesia itself?
Let’s first find out the unit of internet speed.
kbps stands for kilobits per second or etic. This is the standard unit of data transfer rate. It measures the speed of data transfer over a network (internet) in terms of kilobits per second, which is a measure of the bandwidth (amount of data that can be transmitted in a given time) on a data transmission medium.
It is widely used in the data communication sector to measure the data transfer rate. One kbps is equal to 1000 bits per second. This means that 200 kbps can transfer 200,000 bits in one second.
Other standard units for measuring data transfer rates are Mbps (Megabits per second) and Gbps (Gigabits per second). In terms of measurement, kbps, Mbps and Gbps are related as shown below;
- 1 kbps = 1000 bits per second
- 1 Mbps = 1000 kilobits per second
- 1 Gbps = 1000 Megabits per second