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Mogu: Rethinking The Internet’s Infrastructure

By January 24, 2019 No Comments

The internet’s infrastructure is struggling. Mogu offers a solution.

The internet’s infrastructure is crying out for change. There is limited bandwidth and demand is growing voraciously. If we carry on with the current infrastructure, there are two things that could happen: either the internet will slow to a crawl or prices will rocket.

Currently bandwidth is held back by the fact that servers are massively expensive to buy, run and maintain. They rely on complex processes to produce, have massive power demands when they are active and are complex to maintain, all of which require time and expertise.

At the same time, demand for their services is growing exponentially. On the one hand this comes from the technologies such as those that we have been discussing in the last few articles, the internet of things, the blockchain and artificial intelligence as well as whatever turns out to be the next big thing.

On the other hand, growing demand also comes from consumers. In many developed countries, internet access is reaching around 80%, which is likely to represent a plateau, but in developing countries there is still room for massive growth.

According to a study by the UN, at the end of 2018, internet use breached 50% of the global population. This means that there is still a great deal of potential growth even if you accept that there is a natural plateau of internet usage at around 80%. And as plenty of people would point out, that number is likely to rise as populations age and people born in the pre-internet era become more and more unusual.

Make Room For Mogu

So, what can we do?

Radically rethinking the infrastructure of the internet would be a logic place to start.

Let’s start by reducing our reliance on servers and server farms.

How can we do that?

Mogu Smart Routers are high spec domestic routers, offering exceptional internet access to home users and providing the capacity to keep even the most online of families watching films, listening to music, editing their photos and updating their social media (as well as homework, banking and keeping up with the news). You can read more about The Mogu Smart Router’s domestic specifications here.

Where Mogu stands out from an infrastructure point of view is in what it does when it is not in traditional domestic use. The average router is idle for around 18 hours each day as we are away from our homes living our lives. What the Mogu Smart Router does is add its processing power to Mogu’s distributed server network, carrying out data tasks and alleviating some of the pressure on the traditional infrastructure of the internet. In return, Mogu Smart Router users are paid for the use of their routers’ spare capacity.

Mogu has been hard at work for the last three years, developing, testing and refining a product that we believe is going to completely change the infrastructure of the internet. We already have a stable network of 5,000 routers operating in China and are in the process of extending our reach. Our plan is to have a global network of smart routers active by 2023.

At which point we should really start thinking about retiring some of the internet’s current infrastructure.

Mogu is a smart router company that is reimagining the infrastructure of the internet. Mogu will shortly be holding its Initial Token Sale. For further details, please follow us @MoguTech or subscribe to updates at www.mogutech.io.