MyRepublic tops first Netflix APAC ISP speed index

17 May 2016
Daily News

Singapore's MyRepublic has been found to provide the fastest average streaming speeds among ISPs in 12 APAC countries in Netflix's first ISP speed index for the region.

MyRepublic provided average streaming speeds of 3.78Mbps under Netflix's calculations, narrowly beating out StarHub Fiber at 3.71Mbps.

Singapore also had the fastest overall average streaming speeds in the region, followed by New Zealand (3.5Mbps), Japan (3.39Mbps), Hong Kong (3.35Mbps), Taiwan (3.1Mbps) and Indonesia (3Mbps).

Australia (2.91Mbps), Thailand (2.87Mbps), Malaysia (2.72Mbps), South Korea (2.68Mbps), India (1.84Mbps) and the Philippines (1.82Mbps) round out the list.

New Zealand had the lowest spread between the fastest and slowest ISP. Vodafone NZ provides average streaming speeds of 3.58Mbps, while the slowest is Trustpower with 3.28Mbs.

Likewise in Singapore, there was only a 0.48Mbps difference between MyRepublic and Singtel's DSL service, the lowest-ranked Singapore service evaluated.

In South Korea by contrast, top-ranked SK Broadband provides average speeds of 3.03Mbps, while lowest-ranked D LIVE offers only 1.68Mbps. In Indonesia, MyRepublic's local operation provides speeds of 3.31Mbps, compared to just 1.77Mbps for Neuviz.

The other top operators in their respective markets for Netflix streaming speeds are Optus (Australia), HKBN (Hong Kong), Airtel (India), eo Hikari (Japan), Time (Malaysia), HiNet (Taiwan) and AIS (Thailand).

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