Updated: 03/05/2023 by Computer Hope

A value of measurement, a kilobit, kbit, or Kb equals 1,000 bits. For example, a 56k modem can transmit 56,000 bits per second.


When the "b" is uppercase (KB), this refers to a kilobyte.

What comes before a kilobit?

A bit and byte comes before a kilobit.

What comes after a kilobit?

A megabit comes after a kilobit.

Kilobit vs. other data measurements

Kilobit (Kb) Value
Kilobit in a Bit (b) 0.001
Kilobit in a Nibble (N) 0.00390625
Kilobit in a Byte (B) 0.008
Kilobit in a Kilobit (Kb) 1
Kilobits in a Kilobyte (KB) 8
Kilobit in a Kibibit (Kibit) 1.024
Kilobits in a Kibibyte (KiB) 8.192
Kilobits in a Megabit (Mb) 1,000
Kilobits in a Megabyte (MB) 8,000
Kilobits in a Mebibit (Mibit) 1,048.58
Kilobits in a Mebibyte (MiB) 8,388.61
Kilobits in a Gigabit (Gb) 1,000,000
Kilobits in a Gigabyte (GB) 8,000,000
Kilobits in a Gibibit (Gibit) 1,074,000
Kilobits in a Gibibyte (GiB) 8,590,000
Kilobits in a Terabit (Tb) 1,000,000,000
Kilobits in a Terabyte (TB) 8,000,000,000
Kilobits in a Tebibit (Tibit) 1,100,000,000
Kilobits in a Tebibyte (TiB) 8,796,000,000
Kilobits in a Petabit (Pb) 1,000,000,000,000
Kilobits in a Petabyte (PB) 8,000,000,000,000
Kilobits in a Pebibit (Pibit) 1,126,000,000,000
Kilobits in a Pebibyte (PiB) 9,007,000,000,000
Kilobits in an Exabit (Eb) 1,000,000,000,000,000
Kilobits in an Exabyte (EB) 8,000,000,000,000,000
Kilobits in an Exbibit (Eibit) 1,152,921,500,000,000
Kilobits in an Exbibyte (EiB) 9,223,372,040,000,000
Kilobits in a Zettabyte (ZB) 8,000,000,000,000,000,000
Kilobits in a Yottabyte (YB) 8,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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