Netflix ISP Speed Index for November 2015
Here are some highlights from the November data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.
There was much movement in the Japan rankings last month, with 13 out of 17 ISPs changing positions. The biggest mover: NIFTY, has jumped 10 spots to fifth place with an average speed of 3.81 Megabits per second (Mbps), up from 3.39 Mbps last month.
In Spain, which joined the index this month, Telecable took the top spot delivering an average monthly speed of 4.15 Mbps while Telefonica - Movistar ranked last with an average speed of 2.15 Mbps.
In Switzerland, UPC Cablecom fell three spots to last place, with an average speed of 3.81 Mbps, down from 4.12 Mbps last month.
While the ISPs at the top of the U.S. index remained in tight competition for the last year, the speeds of those providers have risen more than 0.5 Mbps since November 2014. Verizon, which was No. 1 then and held the same rank last month, has risen to 3.83 Mbps from 3.27 Mbps last November. Cox, in second place, rose to 3.76 Mbps from 3.11 Mbps a year ago, with BrightHouse, Cablevision and others showing similar gains.
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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Note: We’ve consolidated our blog into one global blog available in multiple languages, so we will no longer post regional charts below. Instead you’ll find the graphics for those indices discussed this month. Visit the Netflix ISP Speed Index to see more results.
Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.