Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Aren't you becoming a 'net patient'?

Aren't you becoming a 'net patient'?


Many people now go to the Internet for treatment according to their symptoms and go to the hospital for treatment. They believe more in what they find on the Internet than in consulting a doctor.


In the report, a doctor said, "Some people have been saying that I have cancer. Even doctors don't use the word cancer until they are convinced. '



Today, everyone uses the Internet to learn about the effects and uses of any medicine. No matter what field of the profession they are in, they do not consider themselves inferior to doctors.


The doctor said, "Once my sick relative called and angrily asked, 'Why did you prescribe this medicine?' He worked at the World Bank. He said that it is written on the internet as an anti-depressant drug. I'm not depressed. I reminded her that this medicine is not only anti-depressant but also has other benefits. But, you can't know everything about it by reading on the internet. '


If you search the internet for 'symptoms of brain tumor', it can cause symptoms like headache, vomiting, fainting, and insomnia. Some of the symptoms are similar to other diseases. Similarly, if you search for headaches, you will find many articles, what are the diseases related to headaches. This makes the patient more confused.


A psychiatrist says, ‘If a person searches Google according to his symptoms, he will find another disease that matches his symptoms. Symptoms of common to serious diseases are given on the internet. People are afraid that their symptoms will be associated with a serious illness. '


It increases the negative emotions in their minds. Some patients find information on the Internet about the medication they are taking and read about its side effects. Also, spend money on unnecessary tests. On the one hand, they are mentally harassed and on the other hand, seeking treatment is a waste of time and money.


There is a scene in the Hindi film Three Idiots after watching the video. This kind of practice is not complete in itself. Now, after watching the video, some people adopt the treatment method, which does not give good results.


Doctors say it is objectionable to have surgery after watching the video. Even physicians who have participated in many surgeries are very careful and cautious before performing the operation. Because this is not a normal job.


The sensitivity of any information given on the internet should be taken into consideration while following it in practical life.


Now the question arises, is it wrong to seek treatment for the disease on the internet? Shouldn't such a thing be done?


It is not advisable to seek any treatment or medicine according to the information available on the internet. Because physicians have studied the subject for many years. Information is acquired. Are experienced. So doctors are more reliable than the Internet.


According to doctors, those who seek treatment on the Internet are called 'Net Patients' or 'Google Doctors'.


You don't have to rely on the internet. However, you should not rely on the internet for sensitive issues. Even if you can get general information, you should not make the mistake of taking medicine and treatment based on it. Also, it is not appropriate to resort to the internet to find the disease according to your symptoms. This can lead to unnecessary stress.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Is your internet slow? Find out these reasons.

Is your internet slow? Find out these 5 main reasons


Customers never seem to be satisfied with internet service. This dissatisfaction is on the rise. Negative comments and abusive posts about Internet service providers are appearing on social media.



In fact, the Internet is slow for a variety of reasons. Every user needs to be aware of this. Today we are going to discuss the main reasons why broadband internet is slow.




1. Your WiFi offers extensive coverage but, it can weaken your connection performance. Distance reduces your WiFi signal and penetrates the ceiling and walls of the house, causing problems for the WiFi signal.



To get rid of this problem you can connect your device to your router using an Ethernet cable. Test the speed now and you will be happy with the result.


In addition, you can improve WiFi performance by placing the router in the center of your home. It is better to keep it in an open, downward position. But never hide it in a narrow place.



2. The internet is for sharing and use. So you share it with your friends and family. But while sharing, don't forget that Wi-Fi has its own limitations on how many devices it will flood.


When your broadband is being shared with many people, then this internet is being used for various purposes. Such as video streaming, online gaming, etc. It consumes a lot of bandwidth. As a result, the overall performance of WiFi is affected.


Test your broadband speed two to three times a day. You will find that when very few people are using the internet, then your net is working at a very fast speed.


But the fiber broadband package can support many connections well. It works better than standard broadband ADSL. It does not harm the speed and overall performance.


3. Not only the distance but also the location of the router is another factor that affects the connection performance by affecting the signal of your WiFi. Apart from this, the distance between the nearest telephone exchange and the active street distribution cabinet is another factor.


At these points, your information can be accessed online or uploaded to the Internet. The farther you go from these points, the weaker your connection becomes. A quick web search will show you the nearest telephone exchange location.


If you are a customer of Standard Broadband ADSL, request line speed as estimated by Fiber Broadband Provider. From this, you can see the current speed of your broadband. The technology of fiber optic broadband is that even at long distances, its speed is always very high.


4. If your WiFi password is secure, a neighbor can't steal it. But you are sharing the network infrastructure. Which also gives coverage to your road and surrounding area. The technology is the same as sharing the Internet with your family. But the Internet infrastructure that is shared with neighbors has a lot of potential on a large scale.


When there are more people online in your area or on the street, the demand for the network increases exponentially. In this case, the speed may be disturbed.


Some broadband providers have direct control over network usage. This control limits Internet activity. Which allows other users to access the Internet equally. This is called traffic management. It helps all users to consume the internet equally.


5. Sometimes the main reason for your sluggish broadband can be your service provider. Your provider's traffic management policy also controls your usage.


If so, you do not have a solution to this problem. In that case, go to your provider and request a possible solution. Even so, if you are not satisfied with the old service provider, you are free to go to another service provider.


Why isn't the internet speed as high as the service provider says?


 Customers never seem to be satisfied with internet service. This dissatisfaction is on the rise. Negative comments and abusive posts about Internet service providers are appearing on social media.



But service providers say the slow speed of the Internet is not their only weakness. In a virtual interaction held by Technology Journalists Forum (TJF) Nepal, they said that the internet could be slow due to problems with bandwidth, various servers, and mobile apps.



During the interaction, Vinay Mohan Saud, CEO of Subisu Kewal Net Pvt.



"Customers' complaints are justified. Internet service providers may offer more Mbps than they can afford due to fierce competition, but many of the problems are not just our fault. We are just a pool between the consumer and the server or app. If there is a problem in one of the three parties, the internet will be slow, but we will be the only ones to be abused, 'said CEO Saud.


Saud said all service providers were working to address customer grievances and that their initiative alone would not be the answer. "Sometimes there is a problem with platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Tiktak. But consumers blame the Internet service provider. We can't solve the problem of Facebook, Tiktak, YouTube, 'he added.



Similarly, Vinay Bohora, Managing Director of Vinet Communications, said that the complaints of consumers about slow internet will never end. "The internet is slow now because of the ticking. Another similar app will come tomorrow. There will be many internet consuming sites. Even then the internet may be a bit slow. Therefore, its grievances cannot be fully resolved. We will continue to reduce it, 'said Bohora.


At present, 80 percent of internet consumption is in video and it is on the rise, so how to provide quality internet in the coming days is a challenge, says Bohora.

"Even though we have a lot of internet consumption, we don't have the infrastructure and equipment to manage it. We also have to import bandwidth.


We buy from India. If there is a problem, the internet will slow down or shut down in Nepal. On top of that, Nepal's geographical remoteness is also a problem, 'he said.


Managing Director Bohara hoped that the criticism of internet service providers would be lessened if the servers and exchanges of big platforms could be kept in Nepal. Bohora admits that sometimes customers may not get quality internet due to unhealthy competition among internet service providers in the name of competition.


"We have no control over bringing in servers. We are also at their mercy. There is a lot of content politics in it, 'says Bohra,' and again the content owners don't give us money. But we have to adjust the quality of their content. Content comes from Uta but we get abused when the content is buffered. '



The problem is exacerbated by corona

The speed of the Internet has been further hampered by the fact that people have to stay indoors due to lockdowns and bans on coronavirus prevention and control. According to Vinay Mohan Saud, CEO of Subisu Kewal Net Pvt.


He informed us that the demand for 22 to 25 GB bandwidth has increased only after the lockdown. ‘Before the lockdown, a customer used to consume about 300 GB of the internet in a month.


At present, 500 to 600 GB is being consumed. The Internet may have been slowed down by most users. It's good that they understand that, too, "said CEO Saud." Another problem is the cost of customs. WiFi congestion is on the rise. The number of internet connections is on the rise, 'he says.' Customers need to have a good device for WiFi. It also improves the customer experience. '


After Corona, Google grew by 37 percent, Facebook by 47 percent, and TickTack by more than 75 percent, he said. Saud also urged people not to do so as the internet will be slow when the app or server used for entertainment is running in HD and high capacity.


Similarly, Vinay Bohor, Managing Director, Vinet Communications Pvt. Ltd., said that Internet service providers are facing a bigger problem after Corona. "The demand for the internet has grown so much that our equipment is in a state of disrepair. In such a case, it takes time to bring the goods on the charter ship coming from abroad. That is, manpower is not available at the time. After Corona, we are in more trouble, ”said Bohora.


Not just by blaming service providers: Anandaraj Khanal, a telecommunications expert

In a virtual interaction with TJF, telecommunications expert Anandaraj Khanal said that one should be satisfied with the services provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) amidst many shortages in the country.


During the epidemic, developed countries have taken many other initiatives to improve the quality of the Internet, including increasing bandwidth, but Khanal accused the Nepalese government of doing nothing but instructing consumers to get discounts.


‘The quality of the internet is not just in the hands of the service provider. The Internet is a great system in itself. The government, regulators, and consumers have a long way to go. If we understood the plight of the service providers, we would not have abused the service providers, 'said Khanal, a telecommunications expert.


Stating that the ISP has to travel here and there for days to pay for bandwidth abroad, Khanal said that the government has only given instructions but has not paid attention to policy and practical work to improve the quality.


He said that the service providers have been providing the content including the routers, adding that the internet speed has been reduced due to the low-quality routers.


He says there are only two ways to increase internet service as per demand, the first is bandwidth and the second is infrastructure.


He cited the fact that Europe saw the problem of infrastructure constraints in order to manage the growing Internet consumption during Kovid's time, adding that OTT had to reduce quality and adapt its services to its infrastructure. Similarly, the United States has also added unused frequency service providers, but in Nepal, there is a lack of flexibility, he said.


In addition, many devices are connected at home. But he also discussed the unreasonable expectation of the service seekers that we are looking for 10 Mbps on the same device.


Friday, September 4, 2020

Nepal has pushed back 22 places in internet speed, the situation is the worst in two years

 Nepal has pushed back 22 places in internet speed, the situation is the worst in two years


Nepal's position in the global broadband speed league has slipped. Nepal, which was ranked 128th in the world last year, has slipped 22 places to 150th position this time.



At the same time, Nepal's internet speed has reached the worst level in the world rankings for the past two years. Earlier, in 2018, Nepal was ranked 144th (out of 200 countries). Nepal jumped 16 places to 128th last year (out of 207 countries).




But in 2017, Nepal's situation was even worse. Out of 189 countries, Nepal was ranked 169th. Although Nepal's place in the world rankings has slipped, internet speed is improving.



In 2017, 2018, and 2019, the download speed of broadband internet in Nepal has increased from 0.97 Mbps, 2.36 Mbps to 3.62 Mbps and now it has reached 5.22 Mbps. However, during the lockdown period, the speed decreased to 4.52 Mbps.


Compared to the fastest internet in the world, Nepal

Before the lockdown in Nepal, the average download speed of the Internet was 5.22 Mbps. It took two hours, 10 minutes, and 52 seconds to download a five GB movie.



Liechtenstein in Western Europe has the fastest internet in the world. Where the average download speed is 229.98 Mbps. It takes only 2.58 minutes to download a five GB size movie.


The next top ten countries with fast internet are Jersey, Andorra, Gibraltar, Iceland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Monaco.


The average internet download speed is 218.37 Mbps, 213.41 Mbps, 183.09 Mbps, 118.05 Mbps, 116.88 Mbps, 110.45 Mbps, 105.32 Mbps, and 104.98 Mbps respectively.


Neighboring Nepal

Of the 27 countries in Asia, Nepal's internet speed is ranked 18th. The top five fastest internet countries in Asia are Hong Kong (105.32 Mbps), Singapore (72.75 Mbps), Taiwan (54.77 Mbps), Japan (54.77 Mbps), and Malaysia (46.82 Mbps).


The average download speed of Nepal's neighboring countries is 13.46 Mbps in India, 20.73 Mbps in Sri Lanka, 5.88 Mbps in the Maldives, 3.24 Mbps in Bangladesh, 12.58 Mbps in China, 2.09 Mbps in Pakistan, and 4.62 Mbps in Bhutan.



Where the world's worst Internet speed

When it comes to fast internet speed, very slow internet speed is not discussed. In 71 out of 221 countries of the world, the internet is running at a slower speed than in Nepal. The worst internet in the world is in South Sudan.


Where the average download speed is only 0.58 Mbps. It takes 19 hours and 31 minutes to download a five GB movie. Earlier, the top five countries with slow internet were Yemen (0.65 Mbps), Turkmenistan (0.74 Mbps), Equatorial Guinea (0.75 Mbps), and the Syrian Arab Republic (0.76 Mbps).

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The 25-year journey of Internet Explorer is coming to an end

 The 25-year journey of Internet Explorer is coming to an end


We should all be using Internet Explorer, a product of Microsoft. The 25-year journey of Internet Explorer, the most used search browser in the early stages of the Internet, is now coming to a complete halt.


Everyone has their own experience in using it. However, the company has made an unpleasant decision to shut it down due to the recent loss of users due to the popularity of other browsers.



Microsoft will stop supporting it from August 17, 2021. According to Microsoft, Microsoft 365 App & Services will no longer provide services to Internet Explorer from next year.



As an alternative, the company has been promoting Microsoft Edge for the past few years. Which is now established as the world's second-largest web browser.


In 2015, the company created Microsoft Edge through the open-source Chromium for Google Chrome. Which has many features compared to Internet Explorer. It is also user friendly.


Google prepares for 6 GHz WiFi test


Google has asked the US government for permission to test the GHz spectrum for high-speed Wi-Fi. The company has sought permission from various state governments to test the technology, which is seen as a new generation of WiFi technology.



Google is preparing to test it in major US cities in the first phase. The company has also sought permission from the government to test the six GHz WiFi, which is expected to affect other WiFi signals.



This technology will run at twice the speed of WiFi currently available. Similarly, the coverage area of ​​WiFi will also be more.



Currently, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band WiFi is in vogue in the global environment. Five GHz WiFi has just come into use in Nepal. After some time, a big change is appearing in WiFi.


With two decades of major upgrades to WiFi, this will change


After some time, a big change is appearing in WiFi. The US Federal Communications Commission has announced that it will open a plot of 6 GHz spectrum for use without a license.



Such a change would allow the user to broadcast the router above the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. So your router will have more open-air routes to broadcast WiFi signals.



Next year when this new spectrum will be officially opened for business, users' devices will run faster, connections will be more reliable than the previous generation.



Since the Federal Communications Commission made provision for Wi-Fi in 1989, the decision will add a wide spectrum. This new spectrum has further increased the amount of space available for routers and other devices. As a result, any device will have more bandwidth and less interferer.


"This is the biggest decision in the history of WiFi spectrum in twenty years," said Kevin Robinson, marketing leader of the WiFi Alliance, an industry group that oversees the implementation of WiFi.



By the end of 2020, the devices are expected to support 6 GHz WiFi. Therefore, its implementation is not far away. When it arrives, it will be branded as WiFi Six E.


How can this help our weak WiFi?

If your device has trouble connecting to the WiFi network, it may be due to spectrum congestion. When you connect multiple devices with the same band frequency, the network drops on some devices.


If you see many WiFi networks in your area, now consider for yourself why your connection is slowing down. The reason is simple, your computer is competing with many signals.


6 GHz can solve this problem for you. This allows your router to accommodate so many new airwaves that the signals of the WiFi channels never overlap like they do now.


This new spectrum has enough rooms for a maximum of seven WiFi streams. All streams can be broadcast at GHz without interruption without using the previous spectrum.


FCC is opening a 1200 MHz spectrum in the 6 GHz band. For the past two decades, WiFi has been operating in 400 spectra. Within that limited space, all available channels were being split.


Within the 6 GHz band, each channel is expected to be 160 MHz in size. But currently available space can only accommodate two channels of this size.


6 GHz WiFi

Not everyone knows how WiFi works. WiFi works by transmitting airwaves. The airwaves are open to everyone's use.


Today, it operates in two bands, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Now the third band 6 GHz has been added.


Depending on the band's number, their features also vary. 2.4 GHz flows very fast and 6 GHz provides fast data.


It does not matter what specific frequency is used. The important thing is the space of the available airwave.


It has a lot of 6 GHz space. The space of the new band is more than the overall WiFi space available before.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

child addicted to the Internet

Is your child addicted to the Internet? Do this to get rid of it.


All schools and colleges are closed due to Kovid-19. As a result, many children and adolescents have become lazy, spending hours every day on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and TVs. If your children have such a diary every day, it will definitely bring sad consequences to the family.


Of course, in the modern age, giving children access to technology cannot be considered otherwise. But with the extreme misuse of technology, young children are beginning to have a detrimental effect on the brain. So don't leave the internet open to make children happy. Remember how long your kids have been online?


Which sites do they open the most? How much time are you spending chatting on social networks including Facebook? What kind of people is coming in contact with them? Now is the time to be alert to these things.


On the other hand, are you sure that your children are looking for study materials on the Internet? Do you know if their eyes are on pornography? If we are not aware of this in time, children can get into trouble and even become addicted.


On the other hand, parents are relieved when children forget about gadgets. But such online games are becoming a kind of addiction in children. They keep thinking about the game at other times.


If they do not interact with family and society and do not get to play, they show unnatural activities that make them angry and irritable. It has been found to have a negative effect on reading and other personality development as watching the game makes one feel sad and frustrated that there has been a great loss. In such cases, parents can do the following to protect their children from Internet addiction.


View and monitor what children do online and what sites they use.

Make rules for using the Internet.

Use only when there are parents or set certain criteria.

Teach to maintain your privacy.

Make a place for children to use the internet around their eyes.

Child lock so that pornographic sites and any sites that affect children are not opened in search engines.

Provide training on the disadvantages of social media.

Prohibit posting and commenting on bad pictures.

Sitting together reading various messages etc.

Closer observation.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Internet consumption increased by 33 percent in lockdown

Internet consumption increased by 33 percent in lockdown


Internet consumption in Nepal has increased by 33 percent due to the government's call for a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The figures were presented at a digital conference organized by the Technology Journalists Forum (TJF) on Tuesday.

Samit Jana Thing, chairman of Nepal Network Service Providers Group, said that domestic consumption has increased by 35 percent and external consumption by 25 percent. He said that 1486 gigabytes per second was consumed before the lockdown started and after the lockdown, it reached 1971 gigabytes per second.

Internet service providers add up to 2100 gigabytes per second, according to Thing. He said the downturn in the internet market, which normally grows at an average rate of 23 percent per year, has helped it achieve high growth in a short period.



Lockdown has seen an increase in the number of people watching movies on Netflix and running tickets at home, he said. He informed us that the consumption of the internet has doubled even in mobile gaming like Ludo. Meanwhile, Google, Facebook, and Amazon also have high rates of Internet use.

Director of the Nepal Telecommunication Authority, Vijay Kumar Roy, also said that the internet usage has increased by 36 percent in the first 10 days after the lockdown. He also said that international bandwidth consumption has increased by an average of 10 percent.

Lockdown has also stabilized Internet demand, Roy said. "Earlier in the day, there was a lot of demand at one time and a lot of demand at another time. But now there are no such fluctuations, 'he said,' but even now, between 8-10 pm, internet consumption reaches a high point. '

Where does the Internet come from?


Chairman Thing said that Bhairahawa is the main road to bring internet bandwidth in Nepal. He informed me that a lot of bandwidth will be imported from Birgunj after that. After that, the internet is also imported from Dhalkebar, Dhabi, and Tanakpur.

He said that despite an agreement with China to buy bandwidth through Rasuwagadhi, a large amount of bandwidth could not be imported from there. According to Thing, the risk of natural calamities has increased as the internet is brought from Rasuwagadhi.



"Avalanches and snowfall also cause fiber problems from time to time," he said. "Infrastructure is being constructed to bring water from Sindhupalchowk." With the opening of that border, trade with China could increase. '

 He said Internet service providers would be ready to import Chinese bandwidth if there was a facility to bring bandwidth from one checkpoint to another. However, he said that Nepali service providers have not been attracted as the Chinese internet is more expensive than in India.

Nepal is currently buying large quantities of the internet from India's Airtel and Tata. After that, Nepal also imports internet bandwidth from SIFI and many other companies. From China, Nepal Telecom is buying internet from China Telecom. According to Thing, Mercantile and WorldLink also consume less internet than companies like Alibaba and Baidu.

Rising consumption


Internet service providers say that up to 73 percent of the 2100 gigabytes per second internet available in Nepal is being consumed locally and internationally. The businessman said that most of the internet is being consumed only on Google and Facebook.

These two platforms use the Internet for 82 percent of domestic consumption and 56 percent of external consumption. Although there are more mobile internet users based on the number of users, wireless internet users are consuming only 11 percent of the total consumption.

Fixed Internet (WiFi), which is connected via wire, consumes 89 percent of the bandwidth, said, Chairman Thing. NEA Director Roy said mobile access has reached 126.70 percent of the country's population and internet access has reached 72.22 percent of the population. He said that access to mobile broadband has reached 56.14 percent and access to fixed broadband has reached only about 18 percent.

Customer interest


Internet service providers now say that about 80 percent of complaints are related to the quality of Wi-Fi. He said that the customers have been complaining about the slow speed and interruption of the internet due to network sharing.

However, there is a lack of a system to see how much bandwidth is coming to the consumer's router, said Chairman Thing. He said, "It is not possible to do this right now as it costs a lot to check the traffic every five minutes."

But the technical side of it is being worked on, ”he said.

However, he said that there was no denying that the internet would be shared. "We want to provide 25 Mbps internet for 8 people. Everyone gets 3 Mbps, 'he said,' but not everyone uses the internet at the same level at the same time, so one user is consuming 10-12 Mbps. '

He said Internet service providers already share bandwidth in this way and that it will be shared across multiple devices even when consumers use it at home. "If we don't distribute the internet like this, we can sell at such a cheap price No, 'he said.

Cheapest price


The price of the internet in the international market has come down drastically. NEA Director Roy said that the price of internet per megabit per month, which used to be  30, has now dropped to  6.

However, Nepali consumers have not been able to get the benefit of cheap internet bandwidth. Roy said that they would also discuss price adjustment in the Nepali market in line with the fall in international prices.

Policy initiatives


Director Roy said that Lockdown has further enhanced the importance of the Internet in Nepal and expressed the commitment of NEA to continue to take the lead in the implementation of the plans prepared by the Digital Nepal Framework. He said that NEA is regularly monitoring and improving the availability, access, price, and quality of the internet in Nepal.



He said that they have been conducting regular active monitoring to ensure that the internet service is not disrupted due to non-renewal even during the lockdown. He said that they are working on the availability of fifth-generation internet, internet facility in public places, use of internet in education and health, improvement of mobile service infrastructure.

How much internet comes to Nepal from China?

How much internet comes to Nepal from China?


5.155 Gbps bandwidth is entering Nepal from China. According to the Telecommunication Authority of Nepal, Nepal Telecom is the regulatory body of the telecommunications sector, with Mercantile Communications, the largest provider of five Gbps and network and internet service provider, introducing 155 Mbps bandwidth.

The rest of the total 550 Gbps international internet bandwidth being consumed in Nepal is coming from India. Thus, the bandwidth coming from China is less than one percent.


Samit Jan Thing, Board of Directors of Nepal Internet Exchange (NPIX), informed that WorldLink is currently conducting tests to import bandwidth from Rasuwagadhi port in China. There are two checkpoints in the north for international bandwidth entry into Nepal from China.

Out of which, network infrastructures are under construction at Tatopani Naka and limited amount of bandwidth has been imported from Tatopani Naka for some years now.

According to Thing, who is also the chief technical officer of WorldLink, the main reason for the low bandwidth coming from China is that it is expensive to bring bandwidth through the mountainous terrain and difficult geography. He said service providers were not interested in importing more bandwidth from China because of the risk of avalanches and the fact that repairs would take longer if the fiber was cut.

However, he estimated that the bandwidth imported from China could increase in the future as one of the checkpoints could be used as the other checkpoints are under construction as the Tatopani checkpoint is also under construction.

Total bandwidth of 500 Gbps bandwidth was entering Nepal from both China and India. But with the increase in internet consumption due to logging, bandwidth imports have reached 550 Gbps. Thus, the import of bandwidth has increased by 10 percent due to lockdown.


In Kenya, Google is providing the Internet from a balloon


Agency. Google's subsidiary Loon has officially launched its commercial internet service in the Kenyan mountains. Loon has started to provide internet service in a separate style by flying balloons in the sky.

These balloons fly in the air above the earth's surface and act as cell service towers. This is the first time that Loon has been able to offer such a large amount of service using such isolated technology. Loon has launched the service in partnership with Kenya's local telecom service provider, Telecom Kenya.


The company is providing cellular services from its network in an area of ​​five thousand square kilometers. As the area is located in a mountainous area, the service providers were having difficulty in preparing the underground infrastructure.

Loon signed an agreement in 2019 to provide its first commercial service in Kenya. With the epidemic of Covid 19 spreading, the company's justification for this kind of effort has become even stronger.

Under this different technology of loon, 35 balloons will be flying in the target coverage area. The average internet speed available is up to 18.9 Mbps and the download speed is above 4.47 Mbps. It has a latency of 19 milliseconds. According to Loon, it can easily use voice calls, video calls, YouTube video streaming, WhatsApp.

Loon has been testing his services in Kenya since last year. The company was providing services to 35,000 customers during the trial period.



Before the recent commercial service began in 2017, Lun used its balloon technology as an emergency service in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

At present, Loon is providing its services in collaboration with commercial telecom companies in many remote areas of the world. Loon Alphabet is a subsidiary of Google.