The impact of jammers on the economy is very
On September 13th (Sunday), 637,000 high school students in Algeria's final year were called to take the bachelor's degree exam, which is the key to university admission. For the Algerian authorities, the importance of obtaining this diploma often prompts candidates to indulge in cheating, just like the famous film "The Diploma of Genius and Low-pass". In addition to this, the widespread use of the Internet is a factor conducive to fraud. All it needs is a telephone jammer, an outdoor accomplice, who can use a smartphone to send evidence to him and wait patiently for answers and answers.
Loss of 1.7 billion euros
Similarly, due to the complete reliance of regional institutions on Algiers’ outdated methods, the organizational conditions are questionable, and some people can even take the exam a few hours ago. Furthermore, the new information technology is a clumsy gospel and a nightmare for the department in charge of the first university degree. Suddenly, since 2016, Algeria has chosen a simple solution: completely cut off the mobile internet in all countries/regions instead of installing cell phone jammer in inspection centers as promised by the military. last year.
However, according to experts, Algerian companies and citizens spend about 50 million euros for every hour of shutting down the Internet. The diet obviously does not seem to care. Result: Within five days of obtaining a bachelor's degree, Algeria's economic loss was not less than 1.7 billion euros.
Another country, Mauritania. For the same reason, the mobile Internet has also been cut off nationwide to prevent the use of these new fraud methods. This is also true this year. As a result, it was practically impossible for Mauritanians to use the Internet correctly last week.
There, the impact on the economy reached hundreds of millions of Ouguiyas. But until today, no other solutions have been considered, especially in the face of the inability to search for candidates before the examination room.
In Cameroon, the government sometimes chooses simple solutions. On Tuesday, September 22, demonstrators took to the streets and called on the opposition to ask President Paul Biya to leave. Internet access was interrupted. In recent days, Cameroon’s Internet network has been disrupted.
"I found that my connection was not going well. I called my friends who subscribed to other carriers to find out if they had the same problem, or just my ISP. They told me that they also had trouble getting online," Capital Ya Said one of Wind’s subscribers. "My impression is that my ISP has greatly reduced the speed. Another person in Bertoua, the capital of the eastern region, said that downloading or attaching files is very difficult. On social networks, many Internet users complain about the decline in network performance and put them on their pages Shout the operator.
The jammer began on Saturday, September 19, and intensified on September 22. Some believe that this poor quality of contact is related to the ban on demonstrations by rival Maurice Kamto's Movement for Reconstruction in Cameroon (MRC). The latter called for a "peaceful march" on September 22, asking President Paul Biya to leave as the head of the country since 1982, and held the presidential election on October 7, 2018 for the seventh re-election. . Used by the party to convey ideas. This version flourished in public opinion, especially when it returned to normal on the evening of September 22.
However, there is no official information on this issue. In the Cameroon subsidiary of the French group Orange, which is often criticized for its quality of service, the source only caused “certain jammers on the network” and has no connection with MRC’s demonstrations. Cameroonian mobile operator YooMee stated in a message to customers on Thursday, September 24, "Network outages are affecting our Internet services. We are working to resolve the problem quickly." In October 2018, the government officially announced the shutdown of any Internet during the presidential election that year, calling it "manipulation" and "fake news." In early 2017, Yaoundé cut off the Internet in the Northwest and Southwest for three months in response to the English crisis for nearly four years.