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Internet speed may slow down on high traffic owing to Coronavirus lockdown

Three OTT players have responded positively to the request by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) to reduce bandwidth

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The list of streaming companies that COAI wrote to also included Netflix, Amazon Prime, Alt Balaji, and Sony Liv.

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Brace for not being able to watch movies in high definition or for slower speed while downloading or streaming your favourite over the top (OTT) platforms. At least for a while. And blame it on coronavirus. 

Three OTT players have responded positively to the request by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) to reduce bandwidth. The request was made to lessen the pressure on telecom networks that are overloaded with extra traffic generated by the lockdown from the coronavirus. 

Out of the 11 streaming video companies that COAI wrote to, Disney’s Hotstar, Zee5, Viacom 18 and its Voot brand have agreed

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First Published: Mar 23 2020 | 10:22 PM IST

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