After several months, Netflix has renovated its Internet Speed Index website. This index represents the effects of the last six months, as the charts were led by Jio Fiber last month. Netflix shares its January 2021 Speed Index Report with JioFiber at the top of the chart. In December 2020, Jio Fiber achieved the average speed of 3.8 Mbps. Followed by other ISPs which includes 7 Star Digital, Airtel Xstream Fiber, ACT Fibernet, and Tata Sky Broadband.
Netflix says that this speed index is calculated using a new performance tracking method in order to be consistent with evolving landscape streaming and encoding. These Internet speed numbers are measured by Netflix depending on their daily use in their peak time. This Speed data is also obtained from internet speed testing website Fast.com.
Netflix Speed Index: Ranking
In November and December, Jio Fiber achieves an average data speed of 3.8Mbps on Netflix ISP Speed Index site. Average speed of 3.6Mbps in December 2020 and an average speed of 3.4Mbps in November was receive by 7 Star Digital, which comes one second spot. Interestingly, Tata Sky broadband also provided an average speeds of 3.6Mbps. In November and December 2020, Airtel XStream Fiber along with ACT Fibernet delivers an average speed of 3.6Mbps.
State-run BSNL and MTNL stands last on the index list with average speeds of 3Mbps and 2.4Mbps, for the month of December. The stats from Netflix reveals that MTNL was worst in September with an average speed of just 1.4Mbps. Also Read: Shopify to launch Shop Pay Payment option for Facebook, Instagram
Netflix Speed Index: How it Works?
Netflix said, “The ISP Speed Index is revamp to identify which ISPs are providing the best Netflix streaming experience during prime time. Previously, We measure ISP performance by testing two ISPs who delivers similar Megabits per second (Mbps) could still have different quality streaming experiences. It also depends on which device is being use to watch the content. The new performance measurement index accounts for differences across what device(s) and encoding scheme(s) each member is on and which Netflix plan they have. We’re essentially asking – If all the parameters were equal (excluding Cellular traffic), how will the ISP speeds be compared?”
Previously, JioFiber has been providing an average speed of 3.6Mbps since August, 2020. The speed was then improve to 3.8Mbps in November and December. Since August 2020 Tata Sky has been able to retain second position with an average speed of 3.6 Mbps. Airtel remains inconsistent with average speeds since August. In January 2021, Airtel gets yet another fall to 3.4Mbps. Also Read: 5G trials in India could begin in May 2021