Octet (computing)

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The octet is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications that consists of eight bits. The term is often used when the term byte might be ambiguous, as the byte has historically been used for storage units of a variety of sizes.

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Unit systemunits derived from bit
Unit ofdigital information, data size
In primary units of information1 o = 8 bits

The term octad(e) for eight bits is no longer common.[1][2]