Innovation10 July 2017
Here are some highlights from the June data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.
Indonesia’s MyRepublic experienced a speed increase of 0.41 Megabits per second (Mbps) in June, the biggest increase on the index this month, bringing its average monthly speed up to 3.67 Mbps. The gain helped the ISP jump three spots to No. 2 in Indonesia. Meanwhile, Infokom and Neuviz saw speeds slow in June. Infokom’s speeds slowed to 3.09 Mbps from 3.32 Mbps the previous month and Neuviz’s speeds slowed by 0.31 Mbps, bringing its speeds down to a 2.00 Mbps average.
Other notable gains this month include BIGLOBE in Japan, with speeds improving by 0.36 Mbps, bringing its average monthly speed up to 3.36 Mbps. India’s Spectranet increased its speed to 2.69 Mbps, up from 2.38 Mbps in May.
In Spain, Telefonica-Movistar’s speeds climbed to 2.36 Mbps, up from from 2.08 Mbps the prior month. Euskaltel jumped six spots to No. 1 in Spain, increasing its speed to a 3.78 Mbps average. These movements helped Spain move up four spots to 23rd in our country rankings.
FarEasTone in Taiwan experienced a speed increase of 0.23 Mbps, bringing its average monthly speed to 2.27 Mbps, up from 2.04 Mbps last month. TFN and So-net both experienced slowing speeds. TFN’s speeds slowed to 2.61 Mbps, down from 2.98 Mbps in May, while So-Net’s speeds slowed to 3.30 Mbps, down from 3.54 Mbps in May.
Several ISPs in South Korea saw their speeds decrease in June. D LIVE’s speeds decreased by 0.38 Mbps, bringing its average monthly speed down to 2.73 Mbps. SK Broadband’s speeds decreased to 2.58 Mbps in June, down from 2.85 Mbps last month, while KT’s speeds slowed to 2.91 Mbps, down from 3.24 Mbps in May.
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 test your internet speed, visit http://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.