COAI Urges OTT Platforms to Reduce Streaming Quality for Better Network Infrastructure

Published by
Sneha Bhardwaj

Covid-19 or Coronavirus has been creating trouble for the whole world. The deadly virus is spreading rapidly and disrupting the operations of industries around the globe. To fight back and ensure safety from the deadly virus, the Indian government has shut down malls, theatres, schools and colleges till March 31, 2020, to stop the virus outbreak. Also, big organisations have declared work from home to combat stressful situations. In the lockdown situation, people are relying more upon the video streaming platforms for their entertainment which is creating a burden on the Telecom Service Providers (TSP’s). To reduce the network overload, ET Telecom reported that COAI has urged to various OTT platforms like Netflix

, Amazon Prime, YouTube and many others to reduce their streaming quality and switch off HD streaming which would reduce the burden of network infrastructures.

COAI,OTT Platforms,Netflix,Amazon Prime,OTT Apps in India,Cellular Operators Association in India

Advertisements Should be Replaced with Covid-19 Public Awareness: COAI

COAI stated that OTT platforms which show advertisements and pop-ups must be removed entirely as it consumes high bandwidth or if necessary, it should be replaced with public awareness regarding the Covid-19. COAI also marked that OTT platforms must maintain a decent bitrate along with temporary SD streaming which would reduce the network load. COAI, in its letter, stated that telecom operators and OTT platforms must join hands and work together to combat the stressful situation and provide the best network infrastructure for complete entertainment to users.

Airtel Has Sufficient Bandwidth for Retail and Enterprise Customers

Airtel is one of the most lovable and widely-used telco operators in India. As per a spokesperson from Airtel, the telco giant has created a futuristic and highly secured network which can cater to the needs of network bandwidth to customers. Also, the telco giant has a massive investment in the 4G allocation along with data centres which are capable of providing sufficient bandwidth to retail and enterprise customers.

Similarly, to ensure that people are having a comfortable quarantine period, Reliance Jio has introduced double data plans for its prepaid customers. Also, Broadband service providers are introducing attractive plans which will offer high-speed internet data along with free OTT services. It is expected that OTT platforms will soon reduce the streaming quality. However, no official confirmation has been declared by the platforms.

Sneha Bhardwaj

Share
Published by
Sneha Bhardwaj

Recent Posts

Airtel Payments Bank: Here’s What You Can Seamlessly Do With Your Account

Airtel Payments Bank is an Indian payments bank launched by the telecommunications company Bharti Airtel.…

Nokia Introduces New Wavence Microwave Solutions for 5G Connectivity

Nokia, a global leader in communication technologies, has announced the launch of new Wavence microwave…

BSNL Offers These Prepaid Unlimited Plans For Voice Usage

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a state-owned telecommunications company in India, offers a wide range…

Airtel Attempts to Boost Online Money Transactions for SMBs in India

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecom operator, is trying to help out small businesses in India…

Millicom (Tigo) To Build New Fiber Network at Bioceanic Corridor

Millicom (Tigo), a leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Latin America, has…

Vodafone Idea to Ask for Fresh Loans from Banks

Vodafone Idea (Vi), a leading telecom operator, will reportedly approach the banks for fresh loans.…

POCO X5 Pro 5G Launched in India with Snapdragon 778G and 108MP Camera

The POCO X5 5G series has made its global debut today. POCO has also launched…

Airtel Rs 99 Plan Removed? Here’s the Next Best Alternative

Bharti Airtel has removed its Rs 99 prepaid plan from nine circles and is also…

6 Top Indian Sports Drama Web Series for Sports Fans

Sports drama is a genre of film, television, or theater that depicts the lives and…