Analysis of proxy services for an Information-Internet

The need for basic information delivery over capacity-limited networks requires new standards for an Information-Internet (InfoInternet), delivering basic information for free to everyone.

The Internet links several billion devices worldwide together, and consists of a multitude of networks with local or global scope, private or public connected to a broad array of networking technologies. Today, around 46% of the world’s households have access to Internet through either fixed or mobile subscriptions. However, the gap between developed and developing countries is still wide. According to ITU [2], by the end of 2015, 34% of households in developing countries had Internet access, compared with more than 80% in developed countries. In the least developed countries, only 7% of households have Internet access. In this same set of countries, 12 of 100 inhabitants have active mobile broadband subscriptions, whereas less than 1 of 100 inhabitants have fixed broadband subscriptions.

Thus, a large number of inhabitants don't have access to information, not even basic information.

The goal of this Master Thesis is to elaborate proxy solutions for converting of Web Content into (compressed) Text and Pictures. The proxy solution used in Opera Mini performs exactly this solution, and can be taken as an example of the work.


Please visit the project link and for more information or variations of the project contact one of the supervisors.

Various paths can be explored and we decide about it together with the student.



Tags: proxy, Internet, opera
Published Feb. 1, 2017 9:12 AM - Last modified Feb. 1, 2017 9:12 AM

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