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TalkTalk has added an extra 100Gbps of data capacity to its core network to help it cope with demand from viewers watching 'The Grand Tour'. That's half of the total 200Gbps the firm has added just to handle content from Amazon Prime Video.

The first episode of the car show went live on Friday. It saw the ex-'Top Gear' trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take to the California desert for their usual brand of car mayhem.

The series is filmed in 4K, which is a resolution that's four times as sharp as high definition. That would explain why TalkTalk feels it might need some extra capacity. That and the huge hype that's been building around the show since it was announced.

Amazon recommends a minimum broadband speed of 900kps for watching standard definition content, 3.5Mbps for HD and 25Mbps for 4K.

Source: TalkTalk

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