Monday, 25 January 2021

Streaming services answer Europe’s call for reduced video quality

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 23 March 20

Facebook is the latest major OTT service to commit to reducing the quality of its streaming service in order to help preserve Europe’s stretched telecoms networks

Last week, EU industry chief Thierry Breton called on over-the-top (OTT) services like Netflix and YouTube to reduce the quality of their streaming services in order to limit bandwidth usage, calling it their “joint responsibility” alongside the network operators to keep the internet running smoothly.   Streaming videos via these services can account for up to two…

Last week, EU industry chief Thierry Breton called on over-the-top (OTT) services like Netflix and YouTube to reduce the quality of their streaming services in order to limit bandwidth usage, calling it their “joint responsibility” alongside the network operators to keep the internet running smoothly.   Streaming videos via these services can account for up to two…

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