Netflix has started adding new countries to its ISP Speed Index as traffic from its massive January international deployment is starting to kick in; this month nine Asian countries were added, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Not surprisingly, two APAC countries immediately broke into the Top 20 speediest average connections, with Singapore ranking No. 9 (average monthly speed of 3.55 Mbps) and Hong Kong at No. 14 (3.35 Mbps).
Singapore’s Top 3. ISP’s were: MyRepublic (3.78 Mbps); StarHub Fiber (3.71 Mbps) and Singtel Fiber (3.56 Mbps).
Hong Kong’s top performers were: Hong Kong Broadband Network (3.64 Mbps); Netvigator (3.32 Mbps); and HGC (3.22 Mbps).
The United States, by comparison, came in at No. 16 (3.28 Mbps).
Rounding out the Top 10 were: No. 1 Switzerland; No. 2 Netherlands; No. 3 Luxembourg; No. 4 Belgium; No. 5 Denmark; No. 6 Norway; No. 7 Sweden; No. 8 Germany; No. 9 Singapore; and No. 10 New Zealand.
You can see the country list here.
In the U.S., top operators, and their speeds, were: Verizon FiOS (3.69 Mbps); Bright House (3.64 Mbps); Cox (3.62 Mbps); Cablevision (3.59 Mbps); Charter (3.58 Mbps); Comcast (3.54 Mbps); Time Warner Cable (3.5 Mbps); Mediacom (3.5 Mbps); Suddenlink (3.38 Mbps) and AT&T U-verse (3.33 Mbps).
The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.
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