Vodafone, MEO top Netflix Speed Index
October 11, 2016
Netflix has released September data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.
In India, Spectranet took first place with an average monthly speed of 2.17 Megabits per second (Mbps), up from 2.13 Mbps in August. YOU Broadband fell three spots to eighth place, dropping to 1.53 Mbps in September from 1.67 Mbps in August.
In Portugal, MEO moved to the No.1 spot and had a significant increase in average monthly speed, jumping to 3.52 Mbps in September from 3.2 Mbps in August.
Spain had a lot of momentum in September. Vodafone rose two spots to No.1 with an average monthly speed of 3.77 Mbps in September, up from 3.69 Mbps in August. Euskaltel dropped to fifth place with speed decreasing from 3.85 Mbps in August to 3.66 Mbps in September.
In Thailand, CAT had a significant speed increase of 0.51 Mbps in September, raising its average monthly speed to 2.56 Mbps, moving it out of the last place slot to No.7.
This month Netflix added seven more countries in Latin America to the index. Those countries include: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
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.