Netflix ISP Speed Index for August 2017
Here are some highlights from the August data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience.
South Korea rose ten spots to 40th in our country rankings, with an average speed of 2.82 Megabits per second (Mbps). The rise was bolstered by speed gains at KT and SK broadband. KT experienced a speed gain of 0.61 Mbps, increasing its average monthly speed to 2.95 Mbps, up from 2.34 Mbps in July. SK broadband’s average sped up to 2.62 Mbps, up from 2.18 Mbps in July.
Other significant speed gains this month include:
- CAT in Thailand saw speeds climb to 0.60 Mbps, increasing its average monthly speed to 2.76 Mbps, up from 2.16 Mbps in July.
- Neuviz in Indonesia experienced a speed gain of 0.60 Mbps, increasing its monthly average to 2.37 Mbps, up from 1.77 Mbps in July.
- Zain in Saudi Arabia’s speed improved by 0.54 Mbps, increasing its average monthly speed to 1.97 Mbps, up from 1.43 Mbps in July.
- Claro in Argentina’s speeds gained by 0.44 Mbps to an average of 2.49 Mbps, up from 2.05 Mbps in July.
In our country rankings, Turkey dropped eleven spots to 37th with average speed of 3.07 Mbps. Japan dropped six spots to 30th and Portugal dropped six spots to 34th.
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. 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.