Netflix has published January data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience.
South Korea’s D LIVE had the largest speed gain in January, gaining by 0.59 Megabits per second (Mbps). This increased its average monthly speed to 2.84 Mbps, up from 2.25 Mbps in December. D LIVE was followed by Switzerland’s Swisscom, with speeds climbing to a monthly average of 4.75 Mbps, up from 4.26 Mbps the month prior. Other gains include AIS in Thailand, gaining 0.45 Mbps to an average of 4.45 Mbps, and Netvision in Israel, gaining 0.30 Mbps to a 3.35 Mbps average.
There were several notable speed losses on the index this month in Saudi Arabia, the Asia-Pacific region and others.
Saudi Arabia’s STC experienced the largest loss on the index this month (at 0.70 Mbps), decreasing its monthly average to 2.17 Mbps, down from 2.87 Mbps in December. This loss and others contributed to Saudi Arabia’s nine-spot drop to 54th in our country rankings.
In Asia, ISPs in Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan saw speeds slow in January:
Additionally, there were significant speed losses in other countries: