10 Internet and Telcom Facts for the Curious Mind

10 Internet and Telcom Facts for the Curious Mind

Internet and Telcom have wholly re-shaped our lives, both at work and at home. At RankingFact, we unveil your curious minds untold truths about the World Wide Web and Telecommunication.

Before getting started with post categories, here are ten exciting Internet and Telcom facts you probably didn’t even know.

  1. The fact that the World Wide Web (Internet) was invented in a beer garden raises the claim that the best ideas do come over a drink. As of 2020, over 3.6 billion people use the Internet- more than half of the world’s population.
  2. The world’s most extended phone cable is the one that connects the United States and Japan. The line is known as FLAG, and it is 16800 miles long. Guess what they use this cable for?… Not making calls or surfing the Internet. FLAG is used to do the simple task of checking time.
  3. Wireless internet began celebrating its birthday around September 1990. As of 2020, it is the biggest transmitter of communication around the world- 71% of the internet flow over wireless.
  4. The popular term “Wi-Fi” is just a play of words that originates from the terms “High Fidelity” and “Hi-Fi”. The truth Wi-Fi does not stand for anything.
  5. The most commonly used wired Internet called Ethernet has its existence in the early 1970s by Bob Metcalfe.
  6. Without a doubt, Apple and iPhones have made history into the list of the world’s most sold phones. Guess who’s also on that list? It’s no other than the Nokia’s first models – 3210 and 3310 versions!
  7. The average person today spends approximately 10 hours a day online. The truth is, people spend more time on the Internet than they do sleeping.
  8. Today, file sharing dominates internet traffic, consuming up to 50% of upstream bandwidth. Did you know?… The streaming media ‘Netflix’ takes up the largest proportion of download bandwidth.
  9. Back in the days, all international calls were transmitted over via satellites. These days, the job has been taken over by Fiber Optics and VoIP. Fibre and Viop have led to an improvement of network quality on the planet.
  10. As of January 2020, the world recorded 4.54 billion Internet users who represent 59% of the global population. Ten years back (in 2010), less than 2 billion people were online.