Netflix ISP Speed Index for October 2018
Here are some highlights from the October data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.
Noteworthy gains this month came from KBro in Taiwan, reaching 3.47 Megabits per second (Mbps) average for October (up from 2.93 Mbps the month prior and rising 5 spots in the rankings) and ITC in Saudi Arabia which experienced a gain of 0.57 Mbps, bringing its average monthly speed to 3.20 Mbps (from 2.63 Mbps in September). Zajil Telecom in Kuwait also enjoyed a significant increase in average speed, reaching 3.22 Mbps (up from 2.77 Mbps in September)..
In terms of losses, Mundo Pacifico in Chile experienced a speed decrease of 0.57 Mbps, bringing its monthly average down to 3.21 (from 3.78 in September) and dropping two spots to 7th. Switzerland’s ImproWare dropped four spots to 6th and saw speeds slow by 0.17 Mbps, bringing its average monthly speed to 4.14 Mbps (from 4.31 in September).
In our country rankings, Austria is up five spots to 12th (from 19th in September).
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.
Marlee Tart is a member of the Netflix communications team.