Solutions for low-bandwidth information provision
When providing Internet in areas with low availability or high costs the focus is on getting as much information as possible through a thin (or bandwidth limited link). Examples of such low availability links are satellite links and congested mobile networks.
Basic Internet provides solutions which optimise the information stream such that a high amount of information can be provided. This information optimization is done in the Basic Internet Core Network or through technologies of our partners, with Opera Mini being the best example of a browser providing a maximum of information given limited capacity in the network.
Our infrastructure contains of the Basic Internet central AAA server located in Kjeller, Norway, and the Basic Internet Customer Equipment located in the customer network, as indicated in the figure below.
Our distributed architecture opens for a quick deployment of a cost-effective Internet distribution worldwide, allowing for
- Free configurable provision of educational, informational and global content.
- Our aim of free basic access requires as little as 4.5 MByte per user and month, which is about the size of one .mp3 music file.
- A high-bandwidth local distribution network supporting local collaboration and content distribution
- The optional server can be preloaded with education, health or other information, which can be made freely available for everyone
- A business option for providing full Internet
- Through the provision of free Basic Internet we'll promote the individual development, aiming at everyone being able to participate in the Global IT-driven economy. Full business access is part of the Basic Internet solution through the sales of vouchers for full access to the Internet.