Netflix ISP Speed Index for October 2019

Here are the 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.

October’s Netflix ISP Speed Index’s country rankings  saw the single largest increase in more than a year. Hungary soared 12 spots to fifth place, up from 17 in September. The Netflix ISP Speed Index is our monthly update on which ISPs provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.

Hungary’s rise was likely thanks at least in part to improved speeds on three different ISPs in the area. Digi jumped 0.45 Mbps to a 4.52 average, invitel rose 0.44 Mbps to an average of 3.8 Mbps and Telekom moved up 0.39 Mbps to a 4.49 Mbps average. 

India experienced increased speeds on five different services, including tikona, which jumped 0.42 Megabits per second to a 2.77 Mbps average; Excitel Broadband, up 0.41 Mbps to an average of 3.2 Mbps; One Broadband, which rose 0.40 Mbps to a 3.12 Mbps average; Syscon Infoway, which increased 0.39 Mbps to an average of 3.2 Mbps; and D-VoiS, which rose 0.39 Mbps to a 3.19 Mbps average.

No doubt thanks to these five faster services, India jumped five spots on the country rankings, from 50 in September to 45. This marks India’s second notable rise on the country rankings in as many months.

There were two callouts in Thailand: AIS Wifi, which jumped 0.51 Mbps to a 3.24 Mbps average, and True Internet, which rose 0.40 Mbps to an average of 2.77 Mbps. Like India and Hungary, Thailand also moved up on the country rankings. Thailand climbed five spots for the second month in a row — this time moving from 14 to 9.  

Some of the other top gains were Kuwait’s Qualitynet, up 0.56 Mbps to a 3.47 Mbps average; Portugal’s vodafone, which rose 0.44 Mbps to an average of 4.69 Mbps; and Saudi Arabia’s STC, which increased by 0.3 Mbps to a 3.52 Mbps average.

While there were several ISPs that notched large increases, just one service displayed a small but notable decrease: Indonesia’s Indosat Fibre, which fell 0.24 Mbps to an average of 4.1 Mbps.

In addition to Hungary, India and Thailand, Taiwan also rose in the country rankings, moving up five spots from 28 to 23. Meanwhile, three countries posted sizable dips. Israel fell 8 spots to 17 (down from 9 in September). Australia dropped 7 spots to 18 (down from 11 in September). And Mexico dipped 5 spots to 40 (down from 35 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 on any internet browser or download the FAST Speed Test iOS or Android app.  

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