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Free customers hit by poor YouTube access in the evening

Thursday 25 October 2012 | 10:32 CET | News
French ISP Free's subscribers are being hit by a drop in QoS when watching YouTube videos after 18:00 due to network saturation, according to a study by IP-Label. Tests in the first week of October showed that Free customers are viewing YouTube at 18 frames per second at 18:00, dropping to under 12 frames per second after 20:00 and to an unwatchable 6 frames per second around 22:00. This compares to between 24 and 28 images per second earlier in the day on Free and all day on other ISPs. Consumer association UFC-Que Chosir has called for intervention from the economy ministry and telecom

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Arcep / Google / Orange Business France / YouTube
Countries: France
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