Netflix ISP Speed Index for May 2016
Here are some highlights from the May data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.
In the U.S., performance at the top-end of the index has converged to a level of very good quality, with the top four ISPs delivering average monthly speeds between 3.65 Megabits per second (Mbps) and 3.61 Mbps. While Bright House took the top spot for the first time, it was closely followed by Verizon FiOS, Cox and Cablevision.
We’ve started seeing big moves in the Asian countries recently added. In South Korea, Korea Telecom jumped two spots to first place, delivering an average monthly speed of 3.03 Mbps, up from 2.55 Mbps a month ago. In Taiwan, Hoshin Multimedia jumped four spots in that country’s index with an average monthly speed of 2.81 Mbps, up from 2.21 Mbps in April.
In Argentina, Telecom jumped two spots to third place with an average speed of 2.16 Mbps, up from 1.67 Mbps last month.
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.
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Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.