Belgium, Hungary climb Netflix ISP Speed Index

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

While not quite as large as the increases in June, the month of July brought several notable upticks.

Denmark’s Dansk Kabel TV saw the largest increase, rising 0.45 Megabits per second (Mbps) to an average of 4.36 Mbps (up from 3.91 Mbps in June).

Hungary saw two jumps: Digi rose 0.35 Mbps from 3.96 Mbps in June to 4.31 Mbps. Meanwhile, UPC climbed 0.32 Mbps to an average of 4.16 Mbps (up from 3.84 Mbps in June.) Likely boosted by these two increases, Hungary rose eight spots on the country rankings from 23 to 15.

In other parts of the world, NewWave Communications in the US jumped to a 4.47 Mbps average (compared to 4.16 Mbps in June). Belgium’s Proximus (Belgacom) increased to an average speed of 4.28 Mbps (up from 3.98 Mbps in June). Like Hungary, Belgium also received a bump on the country rankings for July, moving up seven spots from 17 to 10.

There were also several regions that saw declines. KBro in Taiwan posted the biggest drop, falling 0.64 Mbps from June’s average of 3.09 Mbps to 2.45 Mbps in July. Brazil’s Oi Fibra fell 0.56 Mbps to an average of 3.55 Mbps (down from 4.11 Mbps in June).

In Saudi Arabia, Mobily fell 0.55 Mbps from an average of 3.12 Mbps in June to 2.57 Mbps in July. Saudi Arabia also dropped four spots on the country rankings, from 47 to 51.

Elsewhere, Austria’s A1 saw a 0.38 Mbps decrease from 3.73 Mbps in June to 3.35 Mbps.

Hungary, Belgium and Saudi Arabia weren’t the only big shake-ups on the country rankings. There were several other shifts, including:

  • Malaysia dropped 5 spots to 29 (from 24 in June)
  • Thailand dipped 6 spots to 18 (from 12 in June)
  • Turkey fell 4 spots to 46 (from 42 in June)

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