In some countries, the quality of the streaming on Netflix would return to normal. As a reminder, during the confinement, the giant of the streaming has agreed to reduce its speed so as to not create congestion on the networks.
In march, while many european countries were entering the containment, Netflix has decided to reduce its rates in Europe, at the request of the European Commission. ” In a period of #containment in the face of the #COVID19, telecommuting and streaming are very useful, but the infrastructure can be put to the test “, explained Thierry Breton, the european Commissioner for the internal market, on Twitter. On his side, the giant of the streaming video had indicated that these measures would reduce the traffic on european networks of 25 %, while ensuring a good quality of service to users.
A gradual lifting of restrictions on Netflix ?
Today, while many countries are in the stage of déconfinement, Netflix would also be in the process of gradually removing the restrictions that have been imposed on the quality of the streaming. According to the website Trustedreviews, which relays an article from FlatpanelsHD, of Netflix subscribers in some european countries would again be able to watch videos in 4K HDR at a flow rate of 15 mbps. In some countries, such as Denmark, Germany and Norway, Netflix would also have lifted restrictions on the HD. But for the moment, this lifting of restrictions would not apply even to all the world, nor to all countries.
Cited by FlatpanelsHD, a representative of Netflix said : ” Please note that we are working with the ISP to increase capacity. In the last month alone, we’ve added four times the normal capacity. As conditions improve, we will lift these limits. “
As a reminder, Netflix is not the only online service which has agreed to reduce the flow during the containment, so as not to create congestion on the networks. YouTube, for example, decided to use the SD resolution by default in the world. And for its part, Akamai has decided to slow down the download speed of video games.
In France, the government has asked Disney More to postpone its launch. ” […] the launch of such a service is accompanied very often by a large increase in consumption. It is for this reason that we asked DisneyPlus to shift their launch, which was a strong demand from all operators. We will work with the operators and DisneyPlus to ensure the robustness of the networks and ensure that the output of this new offering is going well “, explained Cédric O, Secretary of State in charge of digital.
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