Monday, October 25, 2010

What is a bit - meter in communications

A bit-meter/sec is a popular metric used in determining the performance of communications systems. A bit meter/sec literally, is measured as the product of the speed (in bps) and
the distance of the mobile user from the transmitter (in meters) at which this speed
can be achieved.

The higher the sum of bit-meters/sec for all the users in the system, the better is the
performance of the mobile system.