Navigating Internet Blocks
This article is intended to help InEvent users access the internet without restrictions, particularly when it comes to using InEvent services for virtual events and conferences.
Blocks are restrictions on certain websites or internet services that a government may impose on a country's internet providers. There are many countries that restrict internet access, two particular examples are China and UAE:
- The Great Firewall of China is one of the most well-known and widely-discussed examples of internet censorship and content control in the world. It is a system used by the Chinese government to control what information people can access online and monitor their online activities. It uses various methods such as blocking websites and filtering content to censor the internet in China.
- The UAE Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) uses various methods to regulate and limit the flow of information online, including blocking websites and monitoring online activities. The government also has laws in place that make it illegal to use the internet for activities such as spreading false information, defaming individuals or institutions, and promoting extremist ideologies.
Blocks on VoIP
Some governmental restrictions on internet access include blocking Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calling services, meaning video and voice calling options will not be accessible due to the VoIP ban. This may include services like InEvent’s video conferencing or live studio features.
Such restrictions can harm businesses that depend on online events, such as conferences, as they limit access to certain websites or services for national security or political reasons. This can obstruct the use of virtual event platforms like InEvent, affecting the ability of businesses to communicate and operate efficiently.
Therefore, it is crucial for businesses that rely on broadcast technology for online events and conferences to be aware of potential blocks on internet access and to take appropriate measures to mitigate their impact.
Virtual private network (VPN) can be a valuable tool for users to access online content without restrictions. In this article, we'll discuss how some businesses use a virtual private network to navigate internet blocks and to hold business conferences without limitations.
How does VPN work?
A VPN creates a secure and encrypted connection between your device and the internet by routing your internet traffic through a private server. By doing so, your online activity is shielded.
In other words, VPN provides you with an IP address located in another country. This foreign IP address makes it seem like you're located in a different place, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions and access sites that might otherwise be blocked.
How is VPN used?
Here are some simple steps some have taken to navigate blocks using a VPN:
- Installing the VPN software: Once the VPN provider has been chosen, the VPN software should be downloaded and installed on the device. Most VPN providers offer apps for desktop and mobile devices.
- Connecting to a VPN server: After installing the VPN software, the app should be launched and connected to a VPN server. There is a list of servers located in different countries that can be chosen from. A server location that is outside of the country where the governmental blocks are imposed should be selected.
- Once connected to the VPN server, internet traffic will be encrypted and online activity be private. Accessing any website or online service without restrictions is now possible.