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FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—What Does This Mean? What Next?

FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—What Does This Mean? What Next?

December 15, 2017Mohit Kumar
Net neutrality is DEAD —3 out of 5 federal regulators voted Thursday to hand control of the future of the Internet to cable and telecommunication companies, giving them powers to speed up service for websites they favor or slow down others. As proposed this summer, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rolled back Net Neutrality rules that require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all services and websites on the Internet equally and prohibit them from blocking sites or charging for higher-quality service. This action repeals the FCC's 2015 Open Internet Order decision taken during the Obama administration. What is Net Neutrality and Why Is It Important? Net Neutrality is simply Internet Freedom—Free, Fast and Open Internet for all. In other words, Net Neutrality is the principle that governs ISPs to give consumers access to all and every content on an equal basis, treating all Internet traffic equally. Today, if there's something that ma
WiGig — New Ultra-Fast Wi-Fi Standard Ready to Boost Your Internet Speed in 2017

WiGig — New Ultra-Fast Wi-Fi Standard Ready to Boost Your Internet Speed in 2017

October 31, 2016Mohit Kumar
Get ready for faster Internet because the WiFi you know today is about to change and get much, much faster. The WiFi Alliance, a self-described "worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi," has finally certified " WiGig ," an ultra-fast, short-range wireless network technology that will nearly double Wi-Fi's current top speed. As many as 180 Million devices, including routers, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other devices, arriving by the end of next year will support WiGig or multi-gigabit Wi-Fi 802.11ad on the 60 gigahertz band, the Alliance announced . This certification program aims to encourage the production of devices and hardware that not only operate in the "less congested" 60 GHz spectrum but can also fall back to the regular Wi-Fi – 2.4 or 5 gigahertz bands – for maximum interoperability. "Wi-Fi has delighted users for more than 15 years, and WiGig now gives users even higher performance in a rich variety of appl
Record-breaking 1.9 Gbps Internet Speed achieved over 4G Mobile Connection

Record-breaking 1.9 Gbps Internet Speed achieved over 4G Mobile Connection

August 30, 2016Mohit Kumar
Elisa , one of the biggest Finnish Internet Service Providers (ISP), claims to have achieved a new world record for 4G network with 1.9 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) data download speed using Huawei technology. Currently, Sweden and the United Kingdom have been crowned as the top countries across the world when it comes to fastest mobile 3G and 4G speeds, but now Finland is also working hard to give them a tough competition. Elisa set this record-breaking benchmark with the help of technology provided by Chinese telecom giant Huawei that could allow real-world mobile 4G users to download a Blu-ray film in just 40-45 seconds. 4G and 5G Technology: The future of Mobile Networks In February last year, a team of researchers from the University of Surrey managed to achieve a record-breaking speed of 1 Terabit per second (1Tbps) during a test of 5G wireless data connections, which is over 500 times faster than Elisa's 4G speed. While, in June last year, the International Tele
MIT Researchers Solve the Spectrum Crunch to make Wi-Fi 10 times Faster

MIT Researchers Solve the Spectrum Crunch to make Wi-Fi 10 times Faster

August 24, 2016Swati Khandelwal
While using your cell phone at a massive public event, like a concert, conference, or sporting event, you have probably experienced slow communication, poor performance or slow browsing speeds, as crowds arrive. That's because of ‘ Spectrum Crunch ’, which means, Interference of WiFi signals with each other. WiFi signals of all cell-phones in a large event interfere with each other because they are all fighting over the same limited spectrum but there is not enough bandwidth to handle all the traffic from the cellphones that are trying to use the same frequency slice at the same time, leaving them frustrated with painfully slow Internet access. However, a team of researchers from the MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a solution for this problem. In a new research paper, 'Real-time Distributed MIMO Systems,' published online this week, the MIT team described a system for managing networks that cause the WiFi
Google to Speed Up Chrome for Fast Internet Browsing

Google to Speed Up Chrome for Fast Internet Browsing

January 22, 2016Wang Wei
Google is planning to make Chrome faster in order to provide its users fast Internet browsing experience. Thanks to a new, open-source data and web compression algorithm for the Internet called Brotli , which Google announced last year to boost its web page performance. With Brotli, Google will speed up Chrome and users could get a significant performance boost in coming months. Google introduced Brotli last September and claimed that the new algorithm is a "whole new data format" that could reduce file sizes by up to 26 percent higher than Zopfli , the company's three-year-old web compression technology. Net result – Fast Internet Browsing In a post on Google+ on Tuesday, web performance engineer at Google Ilya Grigorik announced that the new algorithm is coming to Chrome soon, which will change the way files are compressed, improving loading speeds by a quarter. Besides faster loading speeds, Brotli also have additional benefits for smartphone users, which
Apple testing Ultra-Fast Li-Fi Wireless Technology for Future iPhones

Apple testing Ultra-Fast Li-Fi Wireless Technology for Future iPhones

January 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Apple to make future iPhones compatible with a cutting-edge technology that has the capability to transmit data at 100 times the speed of WiFi , suggests the code found within the iOS firmware. Apple may ship future iPhones with Li-Fi capabilities, a new technology that may end up replacing the widely-used Wi-Fi in the future technology. Beginning with iOS 9.1 update, the operating system's source code makes mention of " LiFiCapability " alongside declarations to other hardware and software capabilities, hinting that Apple may be experimenting with ways to integrate Li-Fi technology with future iPhones models. Li-Fi compatibility with Future iPhones Li-Fi compatibility was spotted in the code for iOS 9.1 by a Twitter user, who goes by name Chase Fromm, and was independently confirmed by Apple Insider. However, there is no such indication that Apple is actually working with Li-Fi. But, as pointed out by Apple Insider, Apple filed a patent applic
Meet World's Fastest Wi-Fi Router (Looks Like an Alien)

Meet World's Fastest Wi-Fi Router (Looks Like an Alien)

September 04, 2015Swati Khandelwal
In above picture, Have you noticed those numerous crazy spikes? The Device looks like an Alien artifact, which is actually the World's fastest wireless Wi-Fi router for the Game of Thrones generation. Unveiled at IFA 2015, Asus has launched its uniquely designed RT-AC5300 Wi-Fi router , which they said would offer the fastest connection speed ever. Asus RT-AC5300 Wi-Fi router has Eight external dual-band antennas that promise to deliver ultra-wide area coverage, reaching up to 500 square meters with absolute signal stability. The router is compatible with all those geeks who work in networking arena or love to Play Online Games and want stream 4K resolution videos. Specifications Of Asus RT-AC5300 Wi-Fi router The New Tri-Band Router: Delivers up to 1,000Mbps from the 2.4GHz band, and 2,167Mbps from each of the 5GHz bands (total 5334Mbit/s) Supports USB ports 2.0 and 3.0 versions. Equipped with Broadcom’s NitroQAM/TurboQAM technologies to allow u
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