Increase in Bandwidth

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There will a 10-fold increase in the national bandwidth by the end of the current calendar year (March 20, 2015), said Mahmoud Khosravi, deputy minister of Communications and Internet Technology.

The project is meant to prepare the establishment of the national information network infrastructure, which will reduce dependence on the World Wide Web, Mehr News Agency reported.

In the context of computer networks or Information Technology (IT,) and general business, bandwidth is used as a synonym for data transfer rate, the amount of data that can be carried from one point to another in a given time period (usually a second). Network bandwidth is usually expressed in bits per second (bps); modern networks typically have speeds measured in the millions of bits per second (megabits per second, or Mbps) or billions of bits per second (gigabits per second, or Gbps).