Netflix ISP Speed Index for December 2018

Here are some highlights from the December data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.

Vodafone Greece saw the biggest speed increase on the index this month. Jumping back from slowing speeds last month, speeds at the ISP increased by 0.44 Megabits per second (Mbps), bringing its average monthly speed to 3.08 Mbps, up from 2.64 Mbps in November.

Other ISPs that saw meaningful speed increases in December included:

  • Spain’s Telefonica-Movistar: Speeds gained by 0.40 Mbps to reach a 3.84 Mbps average (up from 3.44 Mbps last month),
  • Trinidad and Tobago’s Digicel Play: An increase of 0.39 Mbps helped the ISP reach a 3.70 Mbps monthly average (up from 3.31 Mbps last month),
  • Kuwait’s Gulfnet: Speeds climbed to 2.72 Mbps (from 2.40 Mbps in November),
  • Romania’s Vodafone: Speeds lifted to 2.94 Mbps (from 2.62 Mbps the month prior).

There were several call-outs from Asia this month. In Indonesia, GlobalXtreme and Infokom saw positive lifts in their monthly speed averages. GlobalXtreme brought speeds to 2.95 Mbps (from 2.62 Mbps last month) while Infokom’s speeds climbed to a 3.07 Mbps monthly average (from 2.76 Mbps the month prior).

In Taiwan, CNS KBT moved up five spots to No. 1 in Taiwan on the index after speeds increased to a monthly average of 3.65 Mbps, up from 3.35 Mbps in November. Meanwhile, slowing speeds impacted Taiwan Broadband and So-net, with Taiwan Broadband slowing to a 3.32 Mbps average (down from 3.77 Mbps the month prior) and So-net slowing to a 2.85 Mbps average (down from 3.36 Mbps last month).

Major movements in our country rankings for December included:

  • New Zealand jumping four spots to 15th (from 19th in November),
  • Austria dropping four spots to 20th (from 14th in November) and
  • Portugal dropping six spots to 34th (from 28th in November).

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.

Bao Nguyen

Bao Nguyen is a member of the Netflix communications team.

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