Internet: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

TRAI proposes Wi-Fi grid to bring down cost of internet by 90%

Published: April 6, 2018

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has proposed concept of open architecture-based public Wi-Fi grid to bring down the cost of internet by 90%. It is much needed as broadband proliferation across country is important pillar of Digital India and Wi-Fi serves as cheapest option given low cost of equipment and free spectrum. Key ..

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Inclusive Internet Index 2018: India ranks 47th

Published: February 27, 2018

India was ranked 47th out of 86 countries in Inclusive Internet Index (III) 2018 report. India has slipped by 11 positions compared to 36th rank in 2017 III report due to low internet usage and poor quality. The report was commissioned by Facebook in 2017 and is conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It ..

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CCI fines Google Rs.136 crore for search bias

Published: February 9, 2018

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed Rs.136 crore fine on world’s most popular search engine Google for unfair business practices in Indian market for online search. The penalty was imposed on Google for infringing anti-trust conduct. CCI Ruling CCI held that Google was found to be indulged in practices of search bias and ..

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Nepal starts receiving internet connection from China

Published: January 13, 2018

Nepal has started accessing internet from China after commercial operation of Nepal-China optical fibre link via Rasuwagadhi gateway across Himalayan Mountains became operational. The commercial operation of Chinese bandwidth project now ends Nepal’s sole dependence on India for internet bandwidth. It is considered as loss for India, both revenue wise and strategically. Key Facts The ..

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Andhra Pradesh inks MoU with Alphabet InC.’s X to adopt FSOC technology

Published: December 18, 2017

Andhra Pradesh government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alphabet InC.’s X (Google X) to bring Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology to India. The purpose of the FSOC project is to provide high quality & affordable digital services through internet under state government’s Fiber grid project. Key Facts By using FSOC technology, Andhra ..

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