Netflix ISP Speed Index for September 2017
Here are some highlights from the September data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience.
Thailand’s 3BB and Hargray in the U.S. experienced the largest speed gains this month. 3BB’s speeds gained by 0.50 Megabits per second (Mbps), increasing its average monthly speed to 3.49 Mbps, up from 2.99 Mbps in August. Hargray’s average sped up to 3.37 Mbps, up from 2.81 Mbps last month.
ISPs in Taiwan, Israel, Portugal and Greece also experienced meaningful speed gains, bolstering their respective country rankings:
- In Taiwan, speeds climbed at FarEasTone, CNS KBT and Taiwan Mobile. FarEasTone’s monthly average increased to 2.58 Mbps (from 2.10 Mbps in August), CNS KBT’s speed increased to 3.56 Mbps (from 3.17 Mbps in August) and Taiwan Mobile’s speed increased to 2.19 Mbps (from 1.80 Mbps in August).
- In Israel, speed gains at four ISPs helped Israel rise 12 spots to 20th in our country rankings. The gains happened at 099.net (0.42 Mbps gain to a 3.04 Mbps average), TripleC (0.40 Mbps gain to a 3.06 Mbps average), XFone (0.40 Mbps gain to a 3.00 Mbps average) and Netvision (0.34 Mbps gain to a 3.36 Mbps average).
- In Portugal, Nos saw speeds climb by 0.40 Mbps to a monthly average of 3.47 Mbps and MEO’s speeds climbed by 0.31 Mbps to a 3.61 Mbps average for the month. These gains helped Portugal rise ten spots to 24th in our country rankings.
- In Greece, speed gains at OTE (0.39 Mbps gain to a 2.97 Mbps average) and Cyta Hellas (0.33 Mbps gain to a 2.63 Mbps average) helped Greece climb five spots to 40th in our country rankings.
Meaningful speed decreases were experienced by Japan’s NIFTY, with speeds slowing by 0.26 Mbps to an average monthly speed of 2.95 Mbps, and Ireland’s Imagine, with speeds slowing by 0.27 Mbps to an average of 2.50 Mbps.
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.
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Bao Nguyen is a member of the Netflix communications team.