Here are some highlights from the September data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index
, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience. Japan
, where we launched Netflix in early September, joins our index and ranks #11 on the country listing with an average speed of 3.62 Megabits per second (Mbps). Among the country’s ISPs, UCOM took the top spot with an average speed of 3.99 Mbps.
In the U.S
., Verizon FiOS reclaimed first place, posting an average speed of 3.75 Mbps, up from 3.64 Mbps and second place last month.
, Optus took the top spot for the first time with an average speed of 3.41 Mbps, up from 3.34 Mbps. The company remained in a close race with TPG and iiNet, which took the second and third places, respectively.
, Cablemas jumped two spots to fourth place with an average speed of 3.06 Mbps, up from 2.93 Mbps last month. Cablevision Monterrey dropped two with an average speed of 3.03 Mbps, down from 3.20 Mbps in August.
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.
The latest regional rankings are below:
Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.