Tag "internet"

Coronavirus lockdown: Are you facing slow internet issues in India?

By : Laxitha Mundhra

Day 3 of 21 under lockdown. Are you already facing slow internet? YouTube video does not load? Video calls are worse than 144p? Googled something that took forever to load? Well, the truth is that you are not alone in

Do we also need a Bali like country-wide Internet shut down?

By : CIOL Writers

In today’s connected times, when spending even few minutes without the Internet leaves us jittery, a day without it is like a nightmare. But not in Bali, which will be observing 24-hour Internet shut down tomorrow to mark Nyepi, or Balinese

World Wide Web turns 29, inventor warns of monopoly of the few

By : CIOL Writers 1

Our parents might constantly crib about the addictive virtual world but for us, a life without World Wide Web is unthinkable. This technological wonder turned 29 yesterday and like every year, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web

Alphabet X sells wireless internet tech to Andhra Pradesh

By : CIOL Writers

Alphabet X’s research team announced that the Andhra Pradesh state government would buy its fully developed new technology, as reported by Reuters. The Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) technology has potential to provide high-speed wireless internet to the rural areas

RIP Internet! The FCC decides to repeal Net Neutrality rules in the US

By : CIOL Writers

The concept of the open and free internet is dead- as of now. In a historic judgment, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved to remove the older net neutrality rules that prohibited broadband providers from blocking or throttling websites

India ranks 109th in mobile internet speed globally

By : CIOL Writers

India ranks 109th in mobile internet speed globally and 76th in fixed broadband speeds, according to Ookla’s November edition of the Speedtest Global Index. Notably, India’s performance was poorer than its neighbors including Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka who registered better speeds than

Govt. launches BharatNet Phase 2 to provide 100pc connectivity by 2020

By : CIOL Writers

Government of India has launched the second phase of BharatNet project on Monday with an outlay of Rs 31,000 crore and a mandate to provide high-speed broadband to all panchayats by March 2019. “Under the project, we will provide 1 gbps

Alphabet’s Project Loon is delivering 4G LTE to Puerto Rico

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of the Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, Alphabet’s Project Loon has deployed its LTE balloons over the region to help bring connectivity to areas of the island still experiencing the after-effects of  the hurricane. According to Project Loon

Facebook creates a data map of human population of 23 countries

By : CIOL Writers

A data map of the human population of 23 countries has been created by social networking giant, Facebook by combining the government census numbers with information obtained from satellites. Citing Janna Lewis the  Facebook’s head of strategic innovation partnerships and sourcing, CNBC reported

China opens first ‘cyber court’ for Internet-related disputes

By : CIOL Writers

Amidst a steep rise in the number of Internet-related disputes, China has launched its first cyber court in Hangzhou, also called the ‘capital of Chinese e-commerce.’ The court will exclusively deal with e-commerce and Internet-related cases including contract disputes arising from

Google testing ‘Search Lite’ app in select regions with patchy mobile network

By : CIOL Writers

After conquering the developed markets of the world, tech majors are now looking at the emerging markets as the new growth areas. However, the infrastructure or the lack of it poses a big deterrent here. So, to overcome this, the

Internet bug bounty program receives $300K from Facebook, Ford Foundation

By : CIOL Writers

The Internet Bug Bounty(IBB) program has received donations of $100,000 each from Facebook, Github and Ford Foundation that will be used to reward hackers for making the internet a more secure public domain, and allowing the IBB to expand the

India has the 2nd highest number of mobile game addicts in the world

By : CIOL Writers

With the ever increasing smartphone penetration, the love for mobile games has also been seeing an upward trend. Gaming has been a crucial part of the mobile industry since the launch of the App Store in 2008. For seven years

Google launches an initiative to teach kids about online safety

By : CIOL Writers

Advancing technology with ever increasing digital push across the globe means that one in every three children below the age of 8 years has access to the Internet. But given the vulnerability of the digital world, it is important to

Internet adoption in India is growing but still a long road ahead: Mary Meeker report

By : CIOL Writers

The spreading wings of India in the Web world are once again in focus with the Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2017 report. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the technology industry giving us

Delhi emerges as top-ranked state in internet readiness index

By : CIOL Writers

Delhi has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of overall “internet readiness” due to better e-infrastructure and e-participation, according to a survey conducted by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm Nielsen. As per the report, titled

Indian govt partners Google India for Internet safety awareness

By : CIOL Writers

The government of India has collaborated with Google India for raising awareness about the Internet safety among consumers. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs, C R Chaudhary, said the department is

ACT Fibernet launches 1Gbps wired broadband service in India starting with Hyderabad

By : CIOL Writers

ACT Fibernet, an Indian telecommunications company, is making the high-speed internet connection, which was available only for enterprises, accessible for every individual. ACT Fibernet has announced the launch of 1Gbps wired broadband internet service in India. The high-speed broadband connectivity

Only 23pc of parents monitor their kids’ internet activity

By : CIOL Writers

In today’s social media age, there are an array of tools that parents can use to oversee their kids’ online behaviour; however, only 23 percent of parents monitor the internet activity. According to ‘New Family Dynamics in a Connected World’,

TRAI mulling over broadband connectivity via cable TV network

By : CIOL Writers

TRAI Chairman R S Sharma has said that 500 million people can be provided broadband connectivity in a short span of time by leveraging the already present digital cable TV network. “We have made a number of recommendation and our