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BHU goes hi-tech to provide better internet facilities

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The internet services for students and staff members of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will soon be hassle free, fast and resistance free. Richa Srivastava, a research scholar, said that there are many lecture session by eminent professors and scientists uploaded in the form of videos on various informative websites. If the speed of the internet becomes better, we can access them fast.

According to Prof Satyabrata Jit, department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, BHU), the band width of the internet connection is being increased to 825 mbps promising to withstand internet traffic and provide good speed to students. Notably, so far the internet band width in BHU was only 120 mbps for national knowledge network and 60 mbps for local area network (LAN). Around Rs 80 lakhs has been spent in increasing the band width of the internet.

“The new band width has been provided and we are observing the maximum usage by users so that its performance is being monitored”, added Jit. Apart from that to avoid frequent technical snags in internet cables, mainly caused due to digging and other construction works on varsity campus, computer centre has purchased a link aggregator for Rs 87 lakhs. This problem was faced recently at some hostels when the inmates had also staged demonstration demanding better network facilities. “The link aggregator will connect the multiple network connections in parallel to increase output beyond what a single connection could sustain, and will provide redundancy in case one of the links fails. It is being installed at present and this process will take around 20 to 25 days to complete”, informed Jit.

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Meanwhile, computer centre has recently installed a new firewall of 10 Gbps worth Rs 3.04 crores. Moreover, computer centre has also received a fund of Rs 30 lakhs to meet the expenses in several repairing replacement work related to internet facility.


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