Netflix rebuilt its ISP Speed Index website after several months of inactivity, and it reflected the results of the previous six months, with Jio Fiber being the lead last month. Jio Fiber achieved an average speed of 3.8Mbps in December 2020, with suites from other Internet service providers (ISPs) such as 7 Star Digital, Airtel Extreme Fiber, ACT FiberNet and Tata Sky Broadband. Netflix has updated its ISP Speed Index site with a new look. The company says that the index is calculated with a new performance measurement to make it compatible with the changing streaming and encoding landscape.
While Jio Fiber offered an average speed of 3.8Mbps in November and December on the Netflix ISP Speed Index site, the second in-line 7 Star Digital offered an average speed of 3.6Mbps in December 2020 and 3.4Mbps in November. Of. Airtel Extreme Fiber, Tata Sky Broadband and ACT FiberNet all offered average speeds of 3.6Mbps in November and December last year.
The new and improved Netflix ISP Speed Index provides average speed data for the last six months from major ISPs in India. State-run BSNL and MTNL are ranked last in the month of December with average speeds of 3Mbps and 2.4Mbps respectively. Netflix data shows that MTNL performed the absolute worst in September with an average speed of only 1.4Mbps.
Exploring how the new performance measurement works, Netflix said, “ISP is designed to measure the speed index that ISPs provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience. Earlier, the way we measured ISP’s performance meant that two ISPs that deliver the same megabits per second (Mbps), still differ depending on the device being used to view. – There may be different quality experiences. The new performance measurement account for the differences in each member of the instrument (s) and encoding scheme (s) and each Netflix plan they have. We are essentially asking – if all things were the same (except cellular traffic), how would the ISP’s speed compare? “
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