COAI urges streaming platforms to reduce video quality to ease network load

Cellular Operators Association of India or COAI urged Dept of Telecommunication to issue advisories to video streaming platforms to reduce their streaming quality from HD to SD to reduce the load on the network.

Due to lockdown or quarantine measures in various parts of the country, a sudden surge in demand for online video streaming is also expected as people are confined to their homes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

It asked them to remove advertisements and pop-ups consuming high bandwidth and put public announcements on awareness regarding the virus.

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