Internet is a system of interconnected networks of computers, which uses internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices globally. It links millions of public, private, government, business networks through a range of optical networking, electronic and wireless technologies. Internet provides a range of services such as e-mail, online chat, web pages, documents of World Wide Web, etc. Internet has not only transformed the way businesses are conducted but also transformed traditional communication from telephony to internet telephony and television to internet television.
Internet connection can be used through wireless connection, mobile connection, hotspots by using Wi-Fi technology, broadband, DSL (telephone cable), and satellite connection. The industry is witnessing huge technological innovations and one of the evolving internet technologies is Li-Fi, which uses LED bulbs to provide low cost wireless connection. Li-Fi will benefit a range of sectors with higher security as lights cannot penetrate walls. Another internet concept is unified communication, which is expected to revolutionize the industry as it is likely to combine all communication means such as fax, email, voicemail, and teleconferencing on desktop.
Global internet penetration is increasing continuously, with total internet users (wireless and fixed) expected to reach around 3.2 billion in 2016, and of these total internet users about 60% will be accessing internet through mobile devices. The major factors behind this growth is technological innovation, high speed internet service and growing technological awareness.
There is no specific governance related to internet industry. Its conventions are monitored by two major namespaces known as Internet Protocol address and Domain name system, which are governed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization. Growing cyber threats is the prime concern for internet sector, owing to increased cybercrimes such as hacking, copyright infringement, phishing, and among others. Stringent regulations are being formed by various government bodies across the globe to curb cyber threats.
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