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Netflix Faces Rare Lawsuit for The Squid Game | Digital Trends Spanish


The success of the series The Squid Game has been such that a South Korean internet service provider has made the decision to sue Netflix.

It is the SK Broadband company that has sued the streaming service to bear the costs associated with the increase in network traffic and maintenance tasks due to the increase in the number of viewers on the platform.

This after the premiere of the series that has become the most successful in the company’s catalog.

This move comes after a Seoul court ruled that Netflix had to “reasonably” give something in return to the internet service provider for the use of the network.

In addition, several legislators in the country have spoken out against streaming platforms that do not pay for the use of the network despite generating explosive traffic.

Currently, Netflix is ​​the second generator of traffic in South Korea, after YouTube, a situation that has been ratified with the launch of The Squid Game and other recent content.

SK Broadband noted that Netflix’s data traffic skyrocketed 24 times since May 2018 to 1.2 trillion bits of data processed per second as of September, coinciding with the premiere of the South Korean series.

Netflix said it will review SK’s claim and look for ways to work with the internet company so customers are not affected.

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