What is the difference between the terms bandwidth and throughput?

What is the difference between the terms bandwidth and throughput?

  • Bandwidth represents the data transfer rate in a local network and throughput represents the data transfer rate over the Internet.
  • Bandwidth is the capacity of data transfer in a network and throughput is the actual data transfer rate.
  • Bandwidth measures data transfer of web applications and throughput measures data transfer of video applications.
  • Bandwidth is measured with Mb/s and throughput is measured in Kbps.

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