The Environmental Impact of Googling

I've always wondered: is Google a burden to the environment? Think about it, Google is an Internet services company. In order to provide us with accurate search results, amazing email, social entertainment and networking they need computers. Many, many, many computers (aka servers) that are powered on 24/7! Then comes the actual building housing these servers, Google have many around the world (here are a few "official" ones) that require not only power for servers, but for cooling, lighting, staff work etc… So every time you use some Google service (or any other service for that matter) your carbon footprint is actually a bit bigger.…

Greenisis Launch Packages

Greenisis have finally updated their website with their broadband packages. For those new, their are using “green” technology, specifically MBWA (or IEEE 802.20).

According to their Offerings page, they appear to have 2 speed tiers (1 Mbps and 2 Mbps download, 345 Kbps and 768 Kbps upload respectively) that offer unlimited downloads (not throttled per service like other unlimited ISPs). There isn’t much information on the devices themselves on Greenisis’ website, but the images match those manufactured by Kyocera.…

Exclusive: Greenisis Sneak Peek

Just got an email from Greenisis (previous post on them), with a bit of good news for those waiting for their launch!

  • Their first shop will open next week, at the Manama Car Park building.
  • Plans start from BD15.
  • Last but not least: TRULY UNLIMITED (fingers crossed that translates to truly uncapped :-p).

The most important line in the email, and I quote: “We will be offering truly unlimited broadband from BD15 per month!”

I’m just as anxious waiting for the full details!…

Bahrain’s New “Green” ISP

Within the coming months Bahrain will have a new ISP joining the market. The company will be called Greenisis and they already have a website up (a teaser for now). They are joining the green technology marketing trend since they will be using low emission equipment (hopefully no compromise on quality). They are backed by a company known as Kleos that "is a Telecommunications Company specialized in designing, building and operating the world's most advanced wireless mobile broadband access networks" (Kleos home page).…