Netflix streaming quality in South Africa - No change yet

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Netflix streaming quality in South Africa - No change yet

Netflix has not yet rolled back a temporary reduction in video streaming bitrates in South Africa, the company confirmed to MyBroadband.

In an effort to ease the burden of data traffic on networks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company temporarily lowered bitrates in Europe from mid-March.

It later implemented the same measures in South Africa and the rest of Africa.
 

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“Given the crisis, we’ve developed a way to reduce Netflix’s traffic on telecommunications networks by 25% while also maintaining the quality of our service,”Netflix said in a previous statement to MyBroadband.
If Netflix can achieve the same quality of service with 25% less bandwidth, then surely this technique should become standard practice and they wouldn't have to revert to previous codecs?
 

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Netflix streaming quality in South Africa - No change yet

Netflix has not yet rolled back a temporary reduction in video streaming bitrates in South Africa, the company confirmed to MyBroadband.

In an effort to ease the burden of data traffic on networks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company temporarily lowered bitrates in Europe from mid-March.

It later implemented the same measures in South Africa and the rest of Africa.
We needed a whole new article about this 1 or 2 days after the original already stating its EU and then sometime later RSA?

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We needed a whole new article about this 1 or 2 days after the original already stating its EU and then sometime later RSA?

It's MyBB keeping our industry honest :)
 
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