California’s Netflix, Facebook to slash European traffic to ease pressures on ISPs


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California’s Netflix, Facebook to slash European traffic to ease pressures on ISPs

On Sunday, the 22nd of March 2020, the Los Gatos, California-based media streaming service pioneer, Netflix Inc. said in a statement that it would slash traffic by 25 per cent on its European networks in a bid to reduce pressures in the coronavirus-hit internet service providers (ISP) in Europe, which had been witnessing an abrupt upsurge in traffic following Government lockdowns to keep a lid on the rapidly surging coronavirus cases across the Europe, the new epicentre of China’s Wuhan coronavirus.

Aside from that, Sunday’s (March 22nd) Netflix statement comes over the heels of an announcement from the social networking mogul Facebook Inc. which was quoted saying that the Menlo Park, CA-based world’s No. 1 social networking giant would reduce its video streaming bandwidth in Europe due to a recent upsurge in Facebook usages in context of a countrywide lockdown in a number of European nations aimed at slowing down the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, adding that the world's largest media streaming service provider, Netflix Inc., would remove its highest bandwidth streaming for each media resolution category over the next thirty days in Europe and the users might experience a slight decline in video quality, the media streaming pioneer said in a statement on Sunday (March 22nd), “Our goal is simple: to maintain the quality of service for our members, while supporting ISPs who are facing unprecedented strain on their networks. ”