Belgium, S.Korea climb Netflix Speed Index; Germany falls

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Netflix has released March data from its ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.

Netflix had mostly speed gains to report for March. In South Korea, KT experienced the largest increase on the index, at 0.64 Megabits per second (Mbps). This brings its average monthly to 3.25 Mbps, up from 2.61 Mbps in February. SK broadband (also from South Korea) continued its climb from February, reaching a 2.36 Mbps average monthly speed, up from 2.03 Mbps last month. Converge ICT Solution in the Philippines also continued its rising speeds, reaching an average of 3.58 Mbps (from 3.13 Mbps in February).

Other ISPs that experienced gains include:

  • Israel’s 099.net, with speeds gaining to a 3.39 Mbps average (up from 2.87 Mbps in February)
  • Turkey’s Türk Telekom, increasing its monthly speed to 2.58 Mbps (from 2.12 Mbps)
  • Guatemala’s Tigo Star, reaching a 3.05 Mbps monthly average (from 2.70 Mbps)

There were plenty of moves in our country rankings in March. Countries that saw their ranks rise include:

  • Norway, jumping five spots to 9th (from 14th in February)
  • Belgium, jumping five spots to 10th (from 15th)
  • Greece, jumping five spots to 34th (from 39th)
  • South Korea, jumping five spots to 41st (from 46th)
  • Turkey, jumping six spots to 47th (from 53rd)

Countries that fell in ranks include:

  • Germany, dropping five spots to 14th (from 9th)
  • Thailand, dropping five spots to 26th (from 21st)

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