How Freedom of Information Will Change the World

Everywhere you look in the world you can see pessimism, gloom, doom and negativity. No matter where you live, it seems many are convinced that there’s just no hope. Many people have stopped trying to do anything, while they “wait for god” or “wait for the Singularity.” Or simply wait, period. The negativity is everywhere.…

Facebook’s internet.org will not work in Pakistan

Facebook’s internet.org is a well-meaning initiative held back by some crippling flaws. The portal is currently usable only via the Telenor network, and allows free access to a very small number of websites. These are websites such as AccuWeather, Facebook, BBC News, Bing, ESPNCricinfo, OLX, Wikipedia, and more, including health related websites, one of which provides information on pregnancy and child…

Column: Net neutrality need not be ‘all or nothing’

Historically, the internet has worked as a transparent (neutral) pipe for exchange of information between any two points. The information can be used to support innovations, including ‘over the top’ (OTT) services which facilitate net-browsing (using sites like Google and Yahoo), social networking (Facebook and Twitter), video-sharing and streaming  (Netflix and YouTube), voice-over internet protocol,…

Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts IP Traffic In India To Quadruple From 2014 – 2019, Will Grow At A CAGR Of 33 Per Cent

According to the 10th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, annual Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will quadruple between 2014 and 2019. Factors expected to drive traffic growth include increase in consumption of mobile data, proliferation in number of networked devices (from 1.1 billion in 2014 to 1.6 billion in 2019), faster broadband speeds (average…