Saudi Arabia, Kuwait fall in Netflix ISP Speed Index
October 9, 2018
Netflix has released September data from its ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience.
Indonesia’s GlobalXtreme enjoyed the largest speed increase on the index this month, increasing its average monthly speed to 2.89 Megabits per second (Mbps), up from 2.64 Mbps in August (a speed increase of 0.25 Mbps). Meanwhile, Infokom (also in Indonesia) experienced a significant decrease delta of 0.41 Mbps, bringing its average speed down to 2.92 Mbps.
Other speed gains this month included a 0.23 Mbps increase by GVTC Fiber in the US, bringing its average to 4.46 Mbps (from 4.23 Mbps last month). Additionally, a 0.20 Mbps increase enjoyed by Partner in Israel brought its average to 4.00 Mbps (from 3.80 Mbps last month).
In speed losses this month, Kuwait’s Gulfnet and Zajil Telecom experienced declines. Gulfnet’s speeds slowed to 2.24 Mbps (down from 2.50 Mbps in August), and Zajil Telecom’s speeds slowed to 2.77 Mbps (down from 3.12 Mbps in August). In our country rankings, Kuwait dropped six spots to 35th from the 29th spot in August.
Another notable decrease was experienced by ITC in Saudi Arabia. Its speeds slowed by 0.41 Mbps, decreasing its monthly average to 2.63 Mbps, down from 3.04 Mbps in August.