Netflix ISP Speed Index for April 2017
Here are some highlights from the April 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 7 Star Digital saw speeds increase by 0.41 Megabits per second (Mbps), increasing its average monthly speed to 2.69 Mbps, up from 2.28 Mbps in March. The increase helped 7 Star Digital rise three spots to claim the No. 1 spot in India for the first time.
Recovering from its decline in February and March, speeds for Entel in Chile increased by 0.58 Mbps, the biggest increase on the index this month. The ISP’s average monthly speed climbed to 2.22 Mbps, up from 1.64 Mbps the prior month.
Japan rose seven spots back to No. 17 in our overall country rankings, recovering from its drop in rankings last month. The recovery was bolstered by speed gains at Tokai Communications and NIFTY. Tokai Communications rose four spots to claim the No. 6 spot in Japan while NIFTY rose three spots to the No. 9 spot.
In Taiwan, damage outside of the Netflix network to the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN 2) undersea cable slowed speeds in April. As a result, Taiwan dropped five spots to No. 33 in our overall country rankings.
Spain’s Telefonica-Movistar saw speeds fall by 0.35 Mbps, decreasing its average speed to 2.25 Mbps, down from 2.60 Mbps in March.
MyRepublic dropped one spot to No. 3 in Indonesia, experiencing the largest decrease on the index this month (0.42 Mbps). The ISP’s speeds slowed to 3.17 Mbps, down from 3.59 Mbps in March.
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.
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Bao Nguyen is a member of the Netflix communications team.