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The problems of slow-start algorithm

We have already mentioned some of the problems that can arise from the use of slow-start, the algorithm invented in the early days of internet to avoid network congestion. The main principle of slow-start, when determining the largest possible amount of data that can be sent, is assuming that unacknowledged segments are due to congestion Full Article

Internet speed test in India shows improving results

In spite of the outstanding IT development, India is still suffering from one of the slowest internet speeds in the world. According to the latest internet speed test, the ...Full Article

Kansas City Residents Get Second Chance for Fiber

Residents of Kansas City who missed registration for the first roll out of Google’s super-fast Fiber internet service have the chance to sign themselves up for the service again. ...Full Article

How Altruistic is Zuckerberg’s Internet Initiative?

For a number of months, social media mogul Mark Zuckerberg has been rallying the troops behind Internet.org, his initiative to bring connectivity to the developing world. Although internet for ...Full Article

Belgium forcing ISPs to monitor PirateBay proxies

You’d think that blocking access to the infamous PirateBay was enough to satisfy Belgium, but now the country’s Supreme Court has taken it a step further. In a ruling ...Full Article

EU and Japan announce co-efforts in boosting internet speed

The European Union and Japan are to fund research attempts to speed up internet data network transfer from 19.7 Mbps to 100 Gbps, it was announced. The initiative was ...Full Article

Fiber-Optic Internet Connections on the Rise around the World

If you’re reading this whilst enjoying the blazing-fast speeds that a fiber-optic internet connection can offer, then you are part of a growing percentage of high-speed users around the ...Full Article

Facebook acquires mobile data compression startup Onavo

As part of Internet.org, the affordable internet initiative it helped set up, Facebook has purchased Israeli mobile data analytics company Onavo. Onavo has established itself as a leader in ...Full Article

LiFi Internet Could Be Ten times Faster than Wi-Fi

One of the most intriguing new technologies showcased at CES 2014 in Las Vegas was undoubtedly LiFi- the data transfer method which could completely revolutionize the way we use ...Full Article

South Korean Carriers Dish out 300Mbps Cellular Data Speeds

The next time you’re frustrated by patchy 3G coverage on your phone, try not to think about the fact that South Koreans enjoy 300Mbps connections on their smartphones. Whilst ...Full Article