Converge, Skycable top Netflix’ ISP Speed Index
By EMMIE V. ABADILLA
Fiber broadband operator Converge ICT Solutions Inc. and Sky Cable topped the Netflix Internet Service Provider (ISP) Speed Index Leaderboard at the end of 2021, according to the content streaming giant.
In the December 2021 report, Converge registered a Netflix average speed of 3.6 Mbps, putting it toe to toe with Sky Cable for the month.
Globe Telecom Inc. and PLDT Inc. both finished second, registering an Netflix average speed of 3.4 Mbps, while Royal Cable ranked third, with 3.2 Mbps.
The monthly Netflix ISP Speed Index Philippines shows which internet service providers give the best primetime Netflix viewing experience nationwide.
Faster ISP Speed Index performance means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions when watching movies, TV series, and other content on Netflix.
So far, the Netflix ISP speed of 3.6 Mbps outpaces the Philippines’ average speed of 3.4 Mbps, and is the highest speed which Converge garnered in 2021.
Converge’s ISP speed improved by 11 percent since the start of 2021 when it logged a speed of 3.2 Mbps.
Converge consistently topped the monthly Netflix ISP Speed Index in 2021, staying on No. 1 of the Leaderboard for 11 months during the year.
In November, Converge gave its nearly 1.6 million subscribers a free speed upgrade of up to 800 Mbps.
This comes as the fiber broadband provider completed its national digital highway in the same quarter, essentially connecting all the major islands of the Philippines to its fiber backbone.
“We’ve been steadily improving our speed throughout the year, a testament that we’re committed to uplift the digital life of subscribers,” remarked Converge Co-founder and CEO Dennis Uy.
“Video streaming is one of the most demanding applications on the internet. It not only requires speed but high quality connection as well, otherwise users experience buffering, pixelization and slow-loading times,” added Converge Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero.
“We have designed our network to have low-delay or latency, no congestion, no packet loss and minimal outages to ensure that our customers have an enjoyable and uninterrupted video viewing experience,” he elaborated.
“We recognize our position in the Netflix ISP Speed Index Philippines as affirmation of the quality service we offer our customers,” the COO concluded.