Netflix has released January data from its ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.
A number of ISPs experienced significant speed decreases on the index this month. The biggest decline hit Israel’s 099.net, whose speeds slowed by 0.75 Megabits per second (Mbps), bringing its average monthly speed down to 2.72 Mbps from 3.47 Mbps in December 2018. Other notable speed declines include:
Average speeds also slowed at ISPs in several countries:
In increase category, Chile’s Mundo Pacifico saw the largest speed jump on the index, raising its average monthly speed to 3.54 Mbps, up from 3.22 Mbps in December.
In our country rankings, significant rank changes include:
Meanwhile, as more Fiber to the Home (FTTH) internet offerings become available around the world, the ISP Speed Index now lists a higher number of ISPs being split into two entities – a fibre entity and a DSL or Cable entity. Netflix said it is doing this to better represent the evolving marketplace of internet offerings consumers can choose from. These splits do not change the methodology for the ISP Speed Index.
Examples of recent FTTH additions to the index include Algar Fibra in Brazil, Entel Fibra in Chile, Vodafone Fibra in Spain, Claro Argentina, and Movistar Fibra in both Chile and Argentina. You can expect more splits like these to the index this year as FTTH is offered to a growing number of households.