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Netflix is bringing enough bandwidth to France to take on many ISPs

24
Jul
2014

Netflix has learned a thing or two from its U.S. online movie streaming business, and the company will apparently bring an impressive infrastructure in the new European markets it plans to serve starting with this September. GigaOm reports the company is coming to France with 1Tbps of bandwidth, which apparently is more capacity than some of the country’s top ISPs have. Netflix’s 1Tbps of bandwidth is “the equivalent to the capacity needed by a medium-sized ISP that serves about 5 million end subscribers,” the publication writes, or more than local carriers SFR and cable operator Numericable have. The data comes from Netflix’s director of network architecture and strategy David Temkin who posted the image above on Twitter, saying that “Open Connect comes to Paris! With 1 Terabit

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