South Korea Broadband Sues Netflix After Traffic Surge From Hit Show Squid Games

A South Korean representative said on Friday, South Korean internet service provider ‘SK Broadband’ has sued Netflix to pay for the costs from increased traffic and maintenance work as a result of a flood of Viewers to the U.S. organization's content.

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New Delhi: A South Korean representative said on Friday, South Korean internet service provider ‘SK Broadband’ has sued Netflix to pay for the costs from increased traffic and maintenance work as a result of a flood of Viewers to the U.S. organisation’s content. 

This happens after a Seoul court said that Netflix ought to “reasonably” offer something in return to the South Korean iBroadband for network use, and various South Korean legislators have taken a stand in opposition to content providers who don’t pay for network utilization in spite of generating huge traffic. 

Netflix expressed that it will review South Korean Broadband’s claim, and also explore ways meanwhile to work with SK Broadband to make sure the customers do not get affected. The popularity of the hit show ‘Squid Game’ and other different offerings have highlighted Netflix’s status as the country’s second-largest data traffic generator after Google and YouTube. Where other different content providers for example, Amazon, Apple and Facebook are paying the fees, SK expressed.

Last year, Netflix brought its own claim on whether it had any commitment to pay SK broadband for network utilization, contending Netflix’s obligation closes with making content and leaving it accessible to the public. It said SK’s costs were already incurred while fulfilling its legally binding commitments to Internet clients, and delivery in the Internet world is “free of charge as a principle”, as per court reports.

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