Lahore Universitys ‘Poor man’s broadband’ to allow faster downloads

November 19th, 2007 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin  

London, November 19 (ANI): Students at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) are gearing up to test a new system called “poor man’s broadband” (PMB), which may allow faster download of big files without having to depend on the Internet.

The new system enables computers to link to each other directly for faster downloads, and it continues working as long as at least one computer running the software has already downloaded the desired file from the internet.

It is believed that the system will reduce the universitys risk of overloading the bandwidth supplied by its Internet service providers.

According to New Scientist magazine, PMB is a mixture of peer-to-peer (P2P) software, touted as the Internet’s future, and pre-internet techniques, whereby users dial other computers directly to exchange files. (ANI)

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