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Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain lead Netflix ISP Speed Index

December 12, 2023

Netflix has announced that three countries and regions were in the top performance tier for November on its ISP Speed Index, which measures prime time Netflix streaming experience on particular ISPs around the world; Hong Kong, Singapore, and Spain all registered an average speed of 3.2 Mbps.

Ninety-seven percent of ISPs stayed the same or moved down 0.2 Mbps in November due to bitrate encoding efficiencies. Telkom in South Africa went up 0.2 Mbps, rising from 2.4 to 2.6 Mbps. ISPs in both Jamaica and Vietnam dropped 0.4 Mbps this month. Flow in Jamaica fell from 3.0 to 2.6 Mbps. Saigontourist Cable Television in Vietnam dropped from 2.8 to 2.4 Mbps. Jamaica was the only country to register an overall decrease in speed of 0.4 Mbps since October’s results, with its average speed falling from 3.0 to 2.6 Mbps.

Meanwhile, Netflix has introduced a new feature on its ISP Speed Index. In a blog post, Netflix explained: “You will now notice a line on each country or region’s histogram chart that tracks the best achieved ISP speed globally for each month. As we continue to roll out more efficient encodes, Netflix devices need smaller bitrates on average for the same or better quality streams, corresponding to reduced speeds on the ISP Speed Index. Top-performing ISPs will closely match up to this new line.”


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