South Korea, Taiwan climb Netflix Speed Index
May 15, 2018
Netflix has released April data from its ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience.
Several ISPs in Asia saw significant speed gains in April. The biggest speed increase on the index this month went to Indonesia’s Indosat-Fibre. The ISP saw speeds jump to 4.16 Megabits per second (Mbps), an increase of 0.76 Mbps from its previous monthly average of 3.40 Mbps in March.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad in Malaysia saw speeds climb by 0.54 Mbps, increasing its average monthly speed to 2.97 Mbps (up from 2.43 Mbps the month prior). This increase helped bolster Malaysia up ten spots to 32nd in our country rankings. Taiwan Mobile in Taiwan and Neuviz in Indonesia also saw some improvements. Taiwan Mobile’s speeds jumped to 2.58 Mbps (up from 2.14 Mpbs in March) and Neuviz’s speeds climbed to 2.66 Mbps (up from 2.24 Mbps in March).
South Korea moved up four spots to 43rd in country rankings, with help from speed increases at D LIVE and LG U+. Speeds at D LIVE jumped to 3.20 Mbps (up from 2.79 Mbps in March) and LG U+ saw speeds improve to a 2.76 Mbps monthly average (up from 2.35 Mbps last month).