Jio Beats Airtel, TataSky To Become Fastest Broadband; BSNL Has Worst Speed (Full List)
Netflix is back with its ISP speed index with a complete makeover of its website. This time the website has announced the performance of all leading Internet service providers in the last six months altogether. JioFibre has solely retained its top position with an outstanding speed of 3.8 Mbps as of December 2020.
JioFiber’s Impressive Consistency
This is not the first time that JioFiber has outperformed its rivals. The broadband service offered by Reliance has been showcasing the best results for the last six months with a minimum speed of 3.6 Mbps.
Next in line are 7 Star Digital, Airtel XStreme Fibre, Tata Sky and ACT all of whom actively climbed the ladder to secure the next best position after JioFiber. Tied up at the second position, all these ISPs showed a promising speed of 3.6 Mbps in the last two months of 2020.
BSNL And MTNL Performed The Worst
MTNL, BSNL and Tikona secured the first three positions from the bottom of the charts. While Tikona offered a standard speed of 3.2 Mbps, the Indian state-owned telecom company, BSNL, provided a below-average speed of 3 Mbps. However, the performance of MTNL was way off the mark.
Reportedly, MTNL displayed the worst performance with an average speed of 2.4 Mbps. According to the data collected by Netflix, MTNL showed the worst of the worst performance in September with a tortoise speed of just 1.4 Mbps.
Besides the worst performers Alliance Broadband, D-VoiS, Excitel Broadband, GTPL, Hathway, One Broadband, SPECTRA, Syscon Infoway and YOU Broadband were seen in the middle of the charts all offering anaverage speed of 3.4 Mbps.
Netflix’s New Measurement System
Along with the renovation of the website, Netflix has also reconstructed its performance measurement system. This new system is congruent with the streaming and encoding aspect of the website.
Earlier, the company just considered the Mbps speeds of the ISPs and overlooked the possible quality difference experienced on different gadgets. With the new method, Netflix has tried to bridge this gap as it considers various factors like streaming devices, encoding schemes, subscribed plans and cellular traffic while calculating the performance.
Netflix put it forward as, ‘We’re essentially asking – If all things were equal, how would ISP speeds compare?”
If we analyze the reports, we can see an evident improvement in the overall internet speeds offered in India since most of the ISP has adopted fiber-based services offering at least 100 Mbps speeds.