TechScape: ‘Without the telcos, there is no Netflix’ – the battle between streamers and broadband

  • August 22, 2023
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An explosion of data use has led to massive infrastructure costs. Is the era of cheap all-you-can-watch content about to end?

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The writers and actors strikes in Hollywood have largely focused on streamers like Netflix paying more for the work the artists contribute to the services. On the tech side of things, meanwhile, a similar fight is brewing.

Far from the Hollywood picket lines, telecommunications executives are looking at booming broadband use largely driven by video. Streaming video is one of – if not the main reason – for the explosion in data use across networks in the past 10 years, and platforms like Netflix are some of the main culprits.

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