Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ISPs decline in Netflix speed index

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ISPs decline in Netflix speed index
Published: 9 October 2018 - 10:27 a.m.

Netflix has released September update of its ISP Speed Index, a monthly index providing data on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the globe provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.

Indonesia’s GlobalXtreme enjoyed the largest speed increase on the index this month, increasing its average monthly speed to 2.89 Megabits per second (Mbps), up from 2.64 Mbps in August (a speed increase of 0.25 Mbps). Meanwhile, Infokom (also in Indonesia) experienced a significant decrease delta of 0.41 Mbps, bringing its average speed down to 2.92 Mbps.

Other speed gains this month included a 0.23 Mbps increase by GVTC Fiber in the US, bringing its average to 4.46 Mbps (from 4.23 Mbps last month). Additionally, a 0.20 Mbps increase enjoyed by Partner in Israel brought its average to 4.00 Mbps (from 3.80 Mbps last month).

Among the ISPs showing a loss in speed Kuwait’s Gulfnet and Zajil Telecom experienced declines. Gulfnet’s speeds slowed to 2.24 Mbps (down from 2.50 Mbps in August), and Zajil Telecom’s speeds slowed to 2.77 Mbps (down from 3.12 Mbps in August). Kuwait dropped six spots to 35th from the 29th spot in August in the country rankings.

Another notable decrease was experienced by ITC in Saudi Arabia. Its speeds slowed by 0.41 Mbps, decreasing its monthly average to 2.63 Mbps, down from 3.04 Mbps in August.


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