Enterprise-Strength Internet Connectivity in the Orkney Islands
Science Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing
Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 8-19
Received: Nov. 27, 2017;
Accepted: Dec. 6, 2017;
Published: Jan. 11, 2018
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Wilson Nwankwo, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
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The Internet has remained one of the most remarkable invention of the 21st century as it has redefined the concept of globalization and turned the world into a global village where geographical and developmental limitations experienced few decades ago no longer find relevance. To this end it is possible to create solutions that could enable geographically disadvantaged locations and communities in relation to communication; to be united to their contemporaries in urban areas through information and communication networks especially the Internet. This study seeks to provide a feasible solution to the challenges of Internet access within the Orkney Islands of Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay having regard to such potential factors as: users in the surrounding communities having access to effective online business transactions, geographical terrain and location of the islands, future community development and the reliability of the communication infrastructure. To achieve its objectives this study considers available technologies and communication infrastructure that can be harnessed to attain a high speed and reliable internet connection across places located in the Orkney Islands.
Internet Connectivity, Orkney Islands, Broadband, 4G LTE, Fibre Connections
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Enterprise-Strength Internet Connectivity in the Orkney Islands, Science Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing.
Vol. 7, No. 1,
2018, pp. 8-19.
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