Squid Game: Netflix sued over traffic surge!

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SK Broadband, a South Korean Internet service provider, has won a judgment from a local court ordering video streaming site Netflix to compensate it fairly for an increase in views of the popular Korean series “Squid Game.”

According to The Hindu, the corporation argues that the hit film has increased network traffic on their infrastructure, forcing more maintenance work.

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Netflix’s data traffic has increased by 24 times since it selected SK Broadband as its primary platform for delivering data-heavy, high-definition video content to South Koreans in 2018. SK claims to have processed more than 1.2 trillion bits of Netflix data per second.

Netflix must “fairly” compensate SK for its unusual use of its services, according to a Seoul court ruling.

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The expected cost of network consumption by Netflix in 2020 is $22 million, according to SK Broadband.

Netflix does not agree with this valuation but says it will hold conversations with the internet company to come up with a solution that would have no negative impact on users.

The American video streaming corporation claims that its platform has resulted in the creation of 16,000 employment in South Korea, as well as $648 million in investments and a total “economic effect” of $4.7 billion.

Netflix’s appeal to the court ruling is expected to begin in late December.

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