Innovation13 March 2017
Here are some highlights from the February data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.
India’s ATRIA Convergence Technologies (ACT), airtel and Spectranet saw speeds climb in February. ACT climbed the most in India at 0.41 Mbps, bringing its speed to 2.41 Mbps as it rose two spots to No. 2. Airtel held onto the No. 1 spot with a 0.33 Mbps gain, which brought its average monthly speed to 2.58 Mbps. Spectranet’s speed increase of 0.26 Mbps brought its monthly average up to 2.36 Mbps.
Bolstered by speed gains, Spain jumped 13 spots to 16th place in our country rankings. Telefónica Movistar saw its speed jump back up by 0.92 Mbps, increasing its average monthly speed to 2.78 Mbps, recovering from its decline to 1.86 Mbps last month. R’s speed climbed 0.36 Mbps to a 3.06 Mbps monthly average.
In South Korea, LG U+ experienced a significant increase of 0.85 Megabits per second (Mbps), increasing its speed to 3.07 Mbps.
In Taiwan, Taiwan Mobile increased its speed by 0.49 Mbps to an average monthly speed of 2.06 Mbps while Taiwan Broadband saw a gain of 0.36 Mbps, bringing its average monthly speed to 2.33 Mbps. TFN fell two spots to No. 5 as its speed slowed to 2.86 Mbps, down from 2.95 Mbps the month prior.
New Zealand’s MyRepublic rose three spots to secure the No. 1 spot for the first time by increasing its speed to 3.80 Mbps, up from 3.63 Mbps the prior month. Trustpower dropped two spots to No. 7 in New Zealand as its speed slowed to 3.47 Mbps, down from 3.61 Mbps in January.
Entel in Chile saw the biggest speed decline on this month’s index. Its speed slowed by 0.52 Mbps, decreasing its average monthly speed to 1.68 Mbps. Chile dropped four spots to 25th in the country rankings.
Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House in the U.S. have combined under the name Spectrum. This is reflected this month as Spectrum enters the index with an average monthly speed of 3.71 Mbps for February.
The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions. To check your internet speed, visit FAST.com on any internet browser or download the FAST Speed Test iOS or Android app.
To see if your country ranks within the top 10, click here.
Bao Nguyen is a member of the Netflix communications team.