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New India lead on Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix has released April data from its ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience. Highlights include:

India’s 7 Star Digital saw speeds increase by 0.41 Megabits per second (Mbps), increasing its average monthly speed to 2.69 Mbps, up from 2.28 Mbps in March. The increase helped 7 Star Digital rise three spots to claim the No. 1 spot in India for the first time. Recovering from its decline in February and March, speeds for Entel in Chile increased by 0.58 Mbps, the biggest increase on the index this month. The ISP’s average monthly speed climbed to 2.22 Mbps, up from 1.64 Mbps the prior month.

Japan rose seven spots back to No. 17 in our overall country rankings, recovering from its drop in rankings last month. The recovery was bolstered by speed gains at Tokai Communications and NIFTY. Tokai Communications rose four spots to claim the No. 6 spot in Japan while NIFTY rose three spots to the No. 9 spot.

In Taiwan, damage outside of the Netflix network to the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN 2) undersea cable slowed speeds in April. As a result, Taiwan dropped five spots to No. 33 in our overall country rankings.

Spain’s Telefónica -Movistar saw speeds fall by 0.35 Mbps, decreasing its average speed to 2.25 Mbps, down from 2.60 Mbps in March.

MyRepublic dropped one spot to No. 3 in Indonesia, experiencing the largest decrease on the index this month (0.42 Mbps). The ISP’s speeds slowed to 3.17 Mbps, down from 3.59 Mbps in March.

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