Netflix ISP Speed Index for May 2017
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.
Several speed gains took place on the index in May, with Telstra in Australia experiencing the biggest speed increase at 0.46 Megabits per second (Mbps). This increased Telstra’s average monthly speed to 2.74 Mbps, up from 2.28 Mbps in April. Australia also rose three spots to 28th in our country rankings.
In Thailand, CS LoxInfo and Symphony saw speeds climb in May. Speeds at CS LoxInfo increased by 0.38 Mbps, bringing its monthly average to 3.40 Mbps. Symphony’s monthly average climbed to 3.60 Mbps, up from 3.27 Mbps the month prior, rising one spot to No. 3 in the Thailand ISP rankings.
Malaysia climbed five spots to 17th in our country rankings. Malaysia’s Telekom Malaysia Berhad saw speeds improve by 0.33 Mbps, increasing its average to 3.38 Mbps, up from 3.05 Mbps in April.
In the United States, Viasat and Verizon DSL experienced speed gains last month. Viasat’s speed increased to 1.52 Mbps, up from 1.23 Mbps the month prior. Verizon DSL’s speeds climbed by 0.26 Mbps, bringing its monthly average to 2.96 Mbps.
Infokom in Indonesia saw an increase of 0.28 Mbps in May, increasing its average monthly speed to 3.32 Mbps. Biznet’s speeds climbed to 3.38 Mbps, up from 3.12 Mbps in April. Infokom rose one spot to No. 4 while Biznet climbed one spot to No. 3 in Indonesia.
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. 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.