Tata Sky, JioFiber Fastest Broadband In India As Per Netflix; At 3.4Mbps, India At 2nd Tier!

Tata Sky, JioFiber Fastest Broadband In India As Per Netflix; At 3.4Mbps, India At 2nd Tier!
Tata Sky, JioFiber Fastest Broadband In India As Per Netflix; At 3.4Mbps, India At 2nd Tier!

This Monday, the American over-the-top (OTT) platform, Netflix, updated its ISP Speed Index for January, 2021, highlighting that 18 countries and regions are now on its “top performance-tier”. 

Best Streaming Experience

According to the streaming giant, the Netflix ISP Speed Index offers the “best prime time Netflix streaming experience” to its users.

Further it mentioned that 18 countries and regions including Australia, Belgium, Denmark and Germany are all classified in its “top performance-tier” with the ISPs in these countries on average delivering 3.6 Mbps speed.

So far, Tata Sky and JioFiber Broadband Deliver 3.6 Mbps Speed.

India Classified In Second Tier

As per the Netflix ISP Speed Index for January, 16 countries and regions including India, Finland and Canada are classified in the second tier. 

Further, Netflix highlights that the ISPs in these 16 countries and regions on average delivered 3.4 Mbps speed to its users.

Regionwise Breakdown

If we consider the region wise breakdown then Netflix data shows that JioFiber and Tata Sky Broadband on average delivered 3.6 Mbps speed in January, 2021.

 In the previous month, JioFiber, which is the third largest wired broadband provider in India led the charts with an 3.8 Mbps average speed.

In case of Tata Sky Broadband, it was classified in the second spot with an 3.6 Mbps average speed.

Wired Broadband Providers Performance

Moving ahead the eight wired broadband providers such as 7 Star Digital, Airtel, Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT), D-VoiS, Excitel Broadband, Hathway, Spectra and You Broadband are classified in the second spot. 

They are also said to have delivered 3.4 Mbps on average in January.

Alliance Broadband, GTPL Hathway, One Broadband along with Syscon Infoway could reserve the third spot on the Netflix ISP Speed Index with 3.2 Mbps average speed in January. 

While Tikona, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) completed the top six with the ISPs by registering 3 Mbps, 2.8 Mbps and 2.4 Mbps speed respectively.

Relaunch ISP Speed Index

With the start of the new year in January, Netflix relaunched its ISP Speed Index with the company highlighting that the countries and the ISPs are ranked using a “new performance measurement” to reflect the “changing streaming and encoding landscape.”

Netflix said, “We recently created new encoding formats that deliver content at the same or higher quality at a reduced file size (or bitrate),” during the release. 

“These more efficient encodes provide a big benefit to members, who can stream higher quality video and audio for the same or less bandwidth, and to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), who see reduced demand on their networks,” according to Netflix.

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