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Netflix Shines Light On Aussie ISP Speeds With Monthly Ranking

Netflix Shines Light On Aussie ISP Speeds With Monthly RankingAustralia and New Zealand this month joined the Netflix ISP Speed Index, ranking 18th and 14th, respectively, on Netflix’s list of 29 countries.

Netflix noted that performance for Australian ISPs was “impacted by consumer demand exceeding the forecasts Netflix provided”, stating it is working closely with ISPs and expects performance to improve in the coming months.

Following Netflix’s March Australian launch, customers complained about slow connections and trouble accessing a continuous stream, with data demands rising.

Australian ISPs provided a combined average speed of 2.82 Mbps for April. TPG topped the list, posting an average speed of 3.36 Mbps, while Telstra, ranking seventh, posted an average speed of 2.23 Mbps.

Optus ranked second, averaging 3.27 Mbps, with iiNet coming in third with 3.24 Mbps.

Making up the remainder of the list are Primus (3.03 Mbps), Exetel (2.56 Mbps) and Dodo (2.29 Mbps).

By way of comparison, the highest average speed in the USA was 3.55 Mbps, with an average speed across all providers of 3.12 Mbps. Switzerland topped the list with a highest speed of 4.5 Mbps and an average of 4.06 Mbps.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index lists the average prime-time bitrate for Netflix content streamed to Netflix members during the course of a month, with Netflix taking the peak three hours of Netflix streaming on a daily basis per ISP.