kbps stands for kilobits per second. It is a standard unit of data transfer rate. It measures the speed of data transfer over the networks (internet) in terms of kilobits per second, i.e. a measure of 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 rate of data transfer. One kbps is equal to 1,000 bits per second. It means 200 kbps can transfer 200,000 bits in one second.
The other standard units to measure the speed of data transfer are Mbps (Megabits per second) and Gbps (Gigabits per second). In terms of measurement, the kbps, Mbps and Gbps are related as shown below;