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Airtel retakes top spot on Netflix India’s ISP Speed test


According to Netflix’s ISP Speed Index for India, Airtel is the fastest ISP in the country with 2.37 Mbps followed by Spectranet and 7 Star Digital with 2.10 Mbps and 2.06 Mbps speeds respectively. This particular reading is for January 2017.

The Netflix ISP Index calculates prime time Netflix performance on some ISPs worldwide, but is not a measure of overall performance of other internet services and data across that network. The Index takes into account fiber, cable, DSL, satellite and wireless internet including Airtel, Spectranet, 7 Star Digital, Reliance Communications, Tata Communications, BSNL, MTNL, Hathway, YOU Broadband, Tikona, ACT Broadband, Syscon Info and D-VoiS.

In September last year, Spectranet had topped the list with 2.17 Mbps, indicating overall speed of the leading ISP has increased marginally. It is worth noting that Netflix is observing ISP speeds in India only since April 2016.

Airtel reclaims top spot, while BSNL languishes at the bottom:

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It is worth noting that Airtel had been at number one, month-on-month from April – August 2016 with a speed of over 2 Mbps, losing its crown only during the months of September and October, to Spectranet. Overall, BSNL has performed the worst, consistently being the lowest ranked ISP from April to present, with speeds hovering around 1 Mbps.

According to this Index, five ISPs have recorded a speed of over 2 Mbps in the last 2 months, including Airtel, Spectranet, 7 Star Digital, You Broadband and ATRIA Convergence Technologies. This in in contrast with September, when only Airtel and Spectranet crossed the 2 Mbps threshold.

It is also worth noting that the highest speed recorded between April and January, was last month with Spectranet reporting 2.34 Mbps in the month of December 2016, while the lowest speed was recorded by BSNL with 1.02 Mbps in June and July 2016.

Global speed index:

Among the different countries in the world providing Netflix service, the index has ranked Switzerland first, followed by Belgium and the Netherlands. Switzerland recorded a speed of 4.23 Mbps last month, with Belgium and the Netherlands following closely at 4.04 and 4.03 Mbps respectively.

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