Oha, this measure from Sony will not meet with much enthusiasm, because the manufacturer brakes heavily on downloads from the Playstation Network (PSN).
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The corona virus ensures that people have to stay at home and devote themselves vigorously to streaming services and gaming, but also to the home office. Now that several streaming providers, especially Netflix and YouTube, have reduced the bit rates in order to cope with the increasing traffic, Sony is now also putting the brakes on.
The download rate from the Playstation Network (PSN) in Europe is already to be reduced in order to relieve the smoking internet lines. Apart from that, it could also take longer for downloads to start. Without describing it in more detail, it was also mentioned that automatic downloads are also affected. Normal online game should not be affected by the measures.
Sony also works with European Internet providers to get traffic to the PSN under control. A possible end to these measures was not mentioned. Phew. The only thing left is to start your downloads before going to sleep and hope for the best …
Of course, it is difficult to assess whether this measure is really necessary. Although nodes such as DE-CIX Frankfurt show strong increases (see following graphic with an annual overview of the traffic), so far all providers have emphasized that they are up to the challenge. Which, of course, doesn't say much about our magnificent network expansion …
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