Web Connectivity in Ghana - A survey


Starting from the research “Dissecting web latency in Ghana” of Zaki et al. the field of Internet connectivity in Ghana is explored and the different aspects like latency, DNS resolution times, complexity of web sites, caching and prefetching, TLS/SSL, TCP and cellular network performance, role of ISPs, Internet Exchange Points, are brought in relation. Measurement approaches and tailored solutions for areas with bad connectivity are listed. Possible ways of improvement are discussed.

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Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.2.6 [Internetworking]: Standards; C.4 [Performance of Systems]: Reliability, availability, and serviceability

Keywords: Developing Countries, Internet, Latency, Performance, TCP, Mobile, Cellular