ISTANBUL

As data cables buckle under a heavier load, streaming service Netflix announced Friday that it is set to reduce its share of telecommunications traffic in Turkey and elsewhere by 25%.

The statement came amid the global coronavirus outbreak, which first emerged in Wuhan, China last December and has spread to over 176 countries and regions.

Ordered to say indoors to help stem the virus, many people worldwide are choosing to watch streaming TV or movies or play online games.

“Given the crisis, we’ve developed a way to reduce Netflix’s traffic on telecommunications networks by 25% while also maintaining the

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