Are video streaming platforms a threat to the economy? As telework increases sevenfold, the use of the Internet to watch movies and series via streaming is seriously questioned. During peak hours, and before the coronavirus crisis, Netflix already accounted for a quarter of internet traffic in France, according to the Telecom Authority. This figure could reach 70 to 80% in the evening, all video platforms combined.
What was bearable ten days ago is not bearable today. Telecom players therefore sounded the alarm. “Without telecoms, the country can no longer function“Sums up Thomas Reynaud, CEO of Free. “The digital responsibility of platforms is immense in this period of crisis“Says Arthur Dreyfus, president of the French Telecoms Federation. The operators clearly sent the ball into the platforms’ court, calling on them to take responsibility.