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Netflix ISP Speed Index for May 2022

Netflix ISP Speed Index for May 2022

All eyes are on Asia, with three countries posting notable changes for the month of May on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience.

Softbank-DSL in Japan jumped by 0.4 Mbps (megabits per second) to 3.2 Mbps, an improvement from last month’s 2.8 Mbps. The country’s average also saw a boost of 0.2 Mbps to 3.4 Mbps.

Over 30 ISPs across East and Southeast Asia – including Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia – saw increases of 0.2 Mbps, with their country averages also seeing an increase of the same rate.

Two ISPs, however, saw drops of 0.2 Mbps. Pakistan’s Fiberlink decreased from 2.6 to 2.4 Mbps. The UK’s TalkTalk DSL dropped from 3.2 to 3 Mbps.

The highest performing ISPs in May moved back up to 3.6 Mbps from 3.4 Mbps, as the average bitrates needed to achieve the same primetime Netflix performance has also seen a nudge. Singapore and Hong Kong were the two countries with the highest overall performance this month.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of primetime 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. We also created a separate tool to check your current download performance: visit on any internet browser or download the FAST Speed TestiOS or Android app.