Technology - Terminology - Data and Internet Terminology Explained

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Last updated: 19 Mar 2002 Update History

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Analyst: Kylie Wansink


ASPs basically provide applications on networks, which are made available for use on an as-you-go basis (applications on demand). It is asynchronous in that information streams can be sent independently without a common clock. A phone call requires a tiny bit of bandwidth, downloading of video requires a lot. It is measured in Kb/s (1024 bits/second), Mb/s (1.05 million bits/second approx), Gb/s (1.07 billion bits/second approx), Tb/s (1,100 billion bits/second approx).

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