Netflix ISP Speed Index for August 2018
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.
The largest speed gain on the index this month was experienced by Flow in Jamaica. Speeds at Flow increased by 0.74 Megabits per second (Mbps), bringing its average monthly speed to 2.37 Mbps (from 1.63 Mbps in July). Other noteworthy gains were experienced by Indosat-Fibre in Indonesia, reaching a 4.14 Mbps average for August (up from 3.76 Mbps the month prior), and BSNL in India, reaching a 2.00 Mbps average (up from 1.66 Mbps in July).
Speeds at KBro in Taiwan and SK Broadband in South Korea declined notably this month. KBro’s speeds decreased to a monthly average of 2.80 Mbps (from 3.06 Mbps last month) and SK Broadband’s speeds slowed to 2.71 Mbps on average (down from 2.97 Mbps last month).
In our country rankings, Jamaica dropped five spots to 51st (from 46th in July) and Singapore dropped four spots to 12th (from 8th in July).
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.
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Bao Nguyen is a member of the Netflix communications team.