Showing posts with label isp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label isp. Show all posts

Monday, July 8, 2013

Netflix ISP Speed Index for June

We just added June data to the “Netflix ISP Speed Index,” providing an updated look at which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best Netflix streaming experience.

A few data points from the new Netflix ISP Speed Index, reflecting data for June:

  • U.S.: The top rankings remain unchanged.  Optimum continues to provide the best Netflix experience of any large ISP, for the sixth consecutive month.  Lower in the rankings, Time Warner Cable moves up to the eighth spot, at the expense of Mediacom and AT&T U-verse, which both drop a notch.
  • U.K: All ISPs in the UK delivered improvements in speed in June compared to May, continuing an upward speed trend. There was no change in rankings, however, with Virgin holding on to its top position.
  • Ireland: Speed increases across ISPs in Ireland, but no change in the ranking with Magnet solidly on top and UPC staying on No. 5 after a three spot drop last month.
  • Nordics:  In Norway NextGenTel jumped three spots to No. 6 while Sweden’s OwnIt set a Nordic Netflix ISP Speed Index record at 3.04 Mbps, closely followed by KYMP in Finland as the only other Nordic ISP to break the 3.00 Mbps barrier. In Denmark Stofa rocketed higher in the ranking.
  • Mexico: Speeds increased for all providers, giving Netflix members who use those ISPs a better experience.
Located at http://ISPSpeedIndex.Netflix.com/ the Netflix ISP Speed Index provides an easy overview of the performance of ISPs in several of the countries Netflix is available in. Updated on a monthly basis, the site allows for easy comparison of ISPs in a country as well as international comparisons.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is based on data from the more than 36 million Netflix members who view over 1 billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix per month. The listed speeds reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP's network and are an indicator of the performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network.

Note: the average performance is below the peak performance due to many factors including the variety of encodes Netflix uses to deliver the TV shows and movies as well as the variety of devices members use and home network conditions. These factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs.

Joris

Joris Evers is director of corporate communications at Netflix



Monday, June 10, 2013

Netflix ISP Speed Index for May

We just added May data to the “Netflix ISP Speed Index,” providing an updated look at which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best Netflix streaming experience.

A few data points from the new Netflix ISP Speed Index, reflecting data for May:
  • U.S.: The top rankings remain unchanged, but the top five ISPs all delivered slightly faster averages. Optimum continues to provide the best Netflix experience of any large ISP, followed by COX. 
  • U.K: No change in rankings with Virgin holding on to its top position. All ISPs in the UK delivered improvements in speed in May compared to April. 
  • Ireland: UPC dropped three spots to No. 4 while Magnet maintains its No. 1 slot and continues to be the ISP with the best Netflix performance. Runner Digiweb, Eircom and Vodafone showed slight speed increases. 
  • Nordics: Average speeds went up for each country. The Nordics continue to have the fastest ISPs, led by Ownit in Sweden. In Norway Altibox jumped back to the No. 1 slot 
  • Mexico: Speeds increased for the top three providers, giving Netflix members who use those ISPs a better experience.

Located at http://ISPSpeedIndex.Netflix.com/ the Netflix ISP Speed Index provides an easy overview of the performance of ISPs in several of the countries Netflix is available in. Updated on a monthly basis, the site allows for easy comparison of ISPs in a country as well as international comparisons.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is based on data from the more than 36 million Netflix members who view over 1 billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix per month. The listed speeds reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP's network and are an indicator of the performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network.

Note: the average performance is below the peak performance due to many factors including the variety of encodes Netflix uses to deliver the TV shows and movies as well as the variety of devices members use and home network conditions. These factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs.

Joris

Joris Evers is director of corporate communications at Netflix



Monday, February 11, 2013

Netflix January ISP Rankings


Below are the January Netflix rankings for US Internet service providers (ISPs).

Our more than 33 million members view over 1 billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix per month. We use the data associated with the streaming experience of our members to compare ISPs and give you insight into which ISPs deliver the best Netflix experience.

Note: These ratings reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP's network. The average is well below the peak performance due to many factors including home Wi-Fi, the variety of devices our members use, and the variety of encodes we use to deliver the TV shows and movies we carry. Those factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs, so these relative rankings are a good indicator of the consistent performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network.

Joris

Joris Evers is director of corporate communications at Netflix 

Netflix US ISP Rankings for January 2013


Friday, January 4, 2013

December ISP Rankings for the USA

Below are the December Netflix ISP rankings for US ISPs. As we announced last month, we will publish these on a monthly basis going forward. Our 30 million members view over 1 billion hours of Netflix per month and we use all of the data associated with their experiences to compare ISPs in terms of real world performance.

These ratings reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP. The average is well below the peak performance due to many factors including home Wi-Fi, the variety of devices our members use, and the variety of encodes we use to deliver the TV shows and movies we carry.  Those factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs, so these relative rankings are a good indicator of the consistent performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network and a great way to see which ISPs offer the best Netflix experience.

Greg

Greg Peters is vice president of product development at Netflix



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

November ISP Rankings for the USA

Our 30 million members view over 1 billion hours of Netflix per month, so we have very reliable data for consumers to compare ISPs in terms of real world performance.


Starting today, we’ll publish monthly rankings of major ISPs based upon their actual performance across all Netflix streams. 

Google Fiber is now the most consistently fast ISP in America, according to actual user experience on Netflix streams in November.

Broadly, cable shows better than DSL. AT&T U-verse, which is a hybrid fiber-DSL service, shows quite poorly compared to Verizon Fios, which is pure fiber.  Charter moved down two positions since October.  Verizon mobile has 40% higher performance than AT&T mobile. 

The average performance is well below the peak performance due to a variety of factors including home Wi-Fi, a variety of devices, and a variety of encodes. The relative ranking, however, should be an accurate indicator of relative bandwidth typically experienced across all users, homes, and applications.

-Ken

Ken Florance is Vice President of Content Delivery at Netflix