For the third time this year, Globe and Converge ICT tie for first place in the Netflix ISP Speed Index April 2021 list. Both networks have been at the top of the charts since January and February and have been putting in extra effort to increase their speed efficiency.
Globe recently announced that it had met its network site construction deadline by March 2021, having completed 318 cell sites and 287,000 high-speed broadband lines across the country.
In addition, in the first quarter of 2021, the home broadband segment set a new high. The number of home broadband subscribers has increased by 81 percent, surpassing the four million mark.
On the other hand, Converge is continuing to boost its service and, if it meets its goal of 1.75 million subscribers this year, it will be able to increase the speed of its base subscribers by up to 100Mbps.
Both telcos are tied for first place in the Netflix ISP Speed Index for the Philippines in April 2021, with both averaging 3.2 Mbps with continuous network upgrades.
PLDT, a telecommunications behemoth, came in second with 3.0 Mbps. With a speed of 2.6 Mbps, Lopez-owned SKYCable and Laguna-based telco Royal Cable came in seventh.
Netflix videos perform best on an internet network that is fast, latency-free, jitter-free, and packet-loss-free. The speed index is essential for Netflix streaming because Netflix videos perform best on an internet network that is fast, latency-free, jitter-free, and packet-loss-free. Users would otherwise experience problems with video streaming, such as buffering and pixelization.
Netflix’s ISP Speed Index determines which ISPs in a given country have the best Netflix viewing experience during peak hours. It does not reflect the overall output of other services or data that may pass through an ISP’s network. Data from Netflix subscribers were used to compile the list.
Check here the updated index.