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25.03.2020
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Video streaming quality cut by up to 25%

Platforms including Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, YouTube and Disney have agreed to downgrade their video quality, reports telecompaper. Netflix had initially reduced stream rates in Italy and Spain, resulting in a 25% reduction in network traffic. The move comes amid concern that bandwidth should be available for homeworking during the coronavirus epidemic, and companies reacted in response to requests from European Commissioner Thierry Breton. The change is being rolled out across Europe, with similar reductions planned in India and Latin America.

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Platforms including Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, YouTube and Disney have agreed to downgrade their video quality amid concern that bandwidth should be available for homeworking during the coronavirus epidemic

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Bandwidth, Broadband, Coronavirus, Video Streaming
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