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Netflix partners to accelerate progress in India, but still too expensive

Netflix really only has to conquer a few outlying regions of the world to be a true multinational force, but the two major outstanding heartlands were always going to be tough – India and China. Not only have local rivals had a long multi-year head start to build up local content relationships, but Netflix in India has two serious obstacles to overcome – price and the fact that there are almost no broadband lines. Some 22 million broadband lines have to be shared among over 1 billion people, and although Indian’s do their best with village shared WiFi services and the like, the only way to conquer India is through cellular connections. The local cellular operators have all laid down…

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