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Saankhya Lab Meghdoot to digitalise India

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New Delhi: Saankhya, a Bengaluru-based startup is on the verge of giving wings to the Modi government’s ‘Digital India’ project by developing a highly sophisticated chip called ‘Pruthvi’. Realising that the highly ambitious project can be a reality only if the country’s rural is brought under the internet coverage, Saankhya focused on using the wasted spectrum bandwidth of Television to beam internet signals.

Pruthvi, the postage stamp-sized chip has the potential to charge a system which can utilize the TV’s wasted spectrum bandwidth and emit internet signals. Once the system is in place, India can graduate into an internet hub in no time.

However, Google with its Project Loon had tried to envelope remote areas with internet using giant balloons.  Facebook too with its Aquila is bringing remote areas under internet network.

But Saankhya can beat the likes of Google and Facebook if their endeavor tastes success.

With TV population in India rising to 89 per cent, the Pruthvi-chip powered system, Meghdoot, can utilize the available bandwidth for providing wireless broadband service to remote, rural areas.

TV bandwidth communication system boasts of a reach as far as 10-30kms from a single station.

The company is planning to conduct feasibility trials in the US, the Philippines, Singapore and other countries.

The Meghdoot product consists of two things, a base station and a user-side modem that makes use of the TV White Space spectrum from 400 to 800MHz in order to provide Wireless Rural Broadband.

Founded by Parag Naik, Hemant Mallapur and Vishwakumara Kayargadde, Saankhya Labs, was founded in 2007 and is all set to conduct trials across the country.

They have inked deals with like IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay for pilot run of the project. In a bid to digitalise India, discussions are underway with technology giant, Microsoft, to carry out field trials at Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh.

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Oracle Launches Intelligence Map for Close Look at Internet

Oracle unveils Internet Intelligence Map

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Oracle Launches Intelligence Map for Close Look at Internet. IANS

Cloud major Oracle has announced availability of an Internet Intelligence Map that will provide users with a simple, graphical way to track Internet’s health and gain insight into events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions.

The map is part of Oracle’s Internet Intelligence initiative which provides insight and analysis on the state of global internet infrastructure, the company said in a statement.

“The Internet is the world’s most important network, yet it is incredibly volatile. Disruptions on the Internet can affect companies, governments and network operators in profound ways,” said Kyle York, Vice President of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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“With this offering, we are delivering on our commitment to making it a better, more stable experience for all who rely on it,” added York, also General Manager for Oracle’s Dyn Global Business Unit.

The Internet Intelligence Map presents country-level connectivity statistics based on traceroutes, BGP, and DNS query volumes on a single dashboard.

By presenting these three dimensions of Internet connectivity side-by-side, users can investigate the impact of an issue on Internet connectivity worldwide. (IANS)

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