For the next month, in Europe, YouTube and Netflix are going to decrease the streaming quality to sustain the internet connectivity under the unusual usage amid Coronavirus pandemic. Giant organizations are saying video streams would be affected for the next 30 days.
Netflix’s spokesperson told in a statement they are estimating that it will low the traffic of Netflix round about 25% on European Networks while they are also ensuring to offer good quality services to their members.
Owner of the YouTube said they are consistently operating to decrease the strain on the system, working with members of state government, although they are serving good user experience.
Thierry Breton, European Commissioner, who is managing the EU internet market, said on Thursday that streaming platforms, unusual situation, telecom operators and consumers, all should have a collective responsibility to ensure the smooth and necessary functioning of the internet throughout the war against COVID-19.
A Reduction in Video Quality Wouldn’t affect all users
While talking to CNN, spokesperson of Netflix said that reduction wouldn’t be prominent for everyone; only a few people would see a reduction in video quality others will not see that change.
Amazon spokesperson told that they are also going to low the bit-rate against video streaming on Prime Video Service, and they were even working with authorities to reduce the congestion of the network.
The chief officer of technology and information for BT Group, Howard Watson, told in a statement that the organization has more capacity in the UK network.
Almost all social media sites are affected by the extreme consumption of internet and Facebook analysts figured out that excessive use harshly affects the working. Moreover, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told that Facebook had to face significant surges due to millions of users are staying at home and consistently using that platform.
All the big organizations all around the world are closed, and employees are operating from homes; even students are taking online classes amid COVID-19 — it causing drastic impacts because the internet is facing stress.