Netflix, which achieved a worldwide hit with 'Squid Game', puts a huge burden on the communication network, but does not pay network usage fees in Korea. Finally, when the president mentioned about the network usage fee of the global platform, relevant ministries began to prepare countermeasures.
By Kim Ki-tae, staff reporter.
Netflix's high-definition content generates huge traffic.
When traffic spikes, networks become data bottlenecks like highways, and carriers have to build additional facilities to address them.
Therefore, domestic companies that use a lot of data such as Naver and Kakao pay tens of billions of won in network usage fees every year, while Netflix and Google, which account for more than 70% of domestic traffic, pay nothing.
Korean smartphone users spent 4.2 billion minutes on Netflix last month.
61.5% higher than a year ago.
It is analyzed that the success of Korean content such as DP and Squid Game was influenced one after another.
This is the background for President Moon Jae-in's comments, "Please pay attention to the issue of reasonable network usage fees imposed by global platforms."
Currently, a bill was introduced in the National Assembly in July to make it mandatory for value-added communication operators to impose network usage fees and is pending.
It is said that Netflix pays network usage fees in France and the United States.
[Young - Sik / the national forces Senator (KCC parliamentary audit last 5 days) when the last gukgam the United States, did you answer naendago Never the network fee?]
[Play ring / Netflix service system Korea Team: Yes, we've so answer]
[Young - Sik / the national forces Senator: you are called to the opinion embellish the FCC (federal communications Commission), agreed to pay a US carrier and network utilization costs']
Nevertheless, in our country batgodo until the trial verdict will knock net fee Appeal They have expressed their intentions and are not even negotiating.
The Ministry of Science and Technology and the Korea Communications Commission have begun to prepare countermeasures, such as supporting the passage of related laws.
(Video coverage: Joo Beom, Video editing: Lee Seung-yeol)Keywords: network usage fees, netflix, game, network usage fee, president, squid game, success, ministries, communication network, platform, burden, hit, korea, ride, senator