The world of technology is rapidly experiencing massive growth rates in the wake of this technological era. A couple of decades ago no one could predict the future of the internet and furthermore the spontaneous shift in technology. In 1997 when the first dial-up modems cut through the world of baseband communication they opened the Pandora’s Box in the world of broadband communication. Prior to the advent of the dial-up modem, most institutions and businesses relied heavily on copper telephone wires for the transmission of data and communication from one point to another. You can imagine how painstakingly slow it was for media companies to relay messages and breaking news over long distances. However, a couple of years down the line and broadband communication is born; combine this with high speed internet facilities and broadband reports are born and thus it came to be known as information in a jiffy or in the blink of an eye. BOLLYWOOD
Broadband technology is predominantly based on baseband technologies but of a much robust and reliable nature. Baseband technology could only support one communication at a time and was heavily dependent on the ordinary telephone lines to transmit and receive data. Basically this means it worked in the same way as making a single telephone call. The computer would dial and query the local service provider’s services from an ordinary phone and wait for the response. It is arguably true that communicating over a wire is not only slow but expensive and also hampers other users from using the same resource. However, the advent of broadband communication brings with it more goodies than anyone could ever think of.
Unlike baseband communication, broadband communication utilizes advanced technology such as multiplexing and duplexing which allows several users to use the same device for different purposes simultaneously. What this means is that the same device can send and receive simultaneous signals from different users without interference. Take for an instance technology such as Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) which utilize the use of the same phone lines but with high-bandwidth capabilities some delivering digital signals up to several thousand bits per second. This means watching broadband news, reading broadband reports and transmitting the same is made amazingly easy, fast and efficient.
With the introduction of fiber-optic technologies, broadband communication is slowly taking off to the sky. The ability to transmit data at the speed of light merged with the ability to transmit simultaneous data streams on the same device is slowly and surely transforming the world into a digital village. The ability to watch broadband news as soon as it breaks is slowly becoming possible. Thanks to the internet most of the information and data is now free and easily accessible from almost anywhere in the globe.