Netflix ISP Speed Index for March 2019

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

We have mostly speed gains to report for March. In South Korea, KT experienced the largest increase on the index, at 0.64 Megabits per second (Mbps). This brings its average monthly to 3.25 Mbps, up from 2.61 Mbps in February. SK broadband (also from South Korea) continued its climb from February, reaching a 2.36 Mbps average monthly speed, up from 2.03 Mbps last month. Converge ICT Solution in the Philippines also continued its rising speeds, reaching an average of 3.58 Mbps (from 3.13 Mbps in February).

Other ISPs that experienced gains include:

  • Israel’s 099.net, with speeds gaining to a 3.39 Mbps average (up from 2.87 Mbps in February)
  • Turkey’s Türk Telekom, increasing its monthly speed to 2.58 Mbps (from 2.12 Mbps)
  • Guatemala’s Tigo Star, reaching a 3.05 Mbps monthly average (from 2.70 Mbps)

There were plenty of moves in our country rankings in March. Countries that saw their ranks rise include:

  • Norway, jumping five spots to 9th (from 14th in February)
  • Belgium, jumping five spots to 10th (from 15th)
  • Greece, jumping five spots to 34th (from 39th)
  • South Korea, jumping five spots to 41st (from 46th)
  • Turkey, jumping six spots to 47th (from 53rd)

Countries that fell in ranks include:

  • Germany, dropping five spots to 14th (from 9th)
  • Thailand, dropping five spots to 26th (from 21st)

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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