Netflix creates the best ISP every month to find out who offers the highest speed for SVOD. The calculation includes various parameters to evaluate the quality of the connection and not just the initial throughput.
Since its presence in France, Netflix Determines the order of each month Major Internet Service Providers. This allows Internet users to get an idea of which player offers, up front, the best connection with the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) giant, even if the four ISPs actually offer more or less identical quality of access.
What is the Netflix rating for ISPs in December 2021
The monthly ranking of ISPs aggregates the results obtained by Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free. But there is a subtlety: Despite having four operators, the Netflix schedule actually has five entries. In fact, the SVOD leader has chosen to separate SFR’s ADSL offering from its high-speed offering.
So this is the order that Netflix set in December 2021, with the data collected in November of the same year. The values below are expressed in megabits per second (Mbit/s). This is a rate, that is, the amount of data that is transmitted per unit time – in this case, we are using the second here.
- SFR (very high speed): 3,6 Mbit/s
- Bouygues Telecom (Viber + ADSL): 3,4 Mbit/s
- Free (Viber + ADSL): 3,4 Mbit/s
- Orange (Viber + ADSL): 3,4 Mbit/s
- SFR (ADSL): 3,2 Mbit/s
It should be noted that the measurements obtained in November are quite similar to those collected in October 2021, when the November rating was established. If we look at each ISP’s path over a longer period of time, we see an overall improvement in speeds since June, with an increase of 0.2 Mbit/s. Only Bouygues is stable.
The separation of offers in SFR can be explained by the fact that the operator does not package the same types of communication as its competitors. The ISP relies on a terminated coaxial cable network, which is sometimes presented as “fiber” or a fiber equivalent. In order not to integrate everything, Netflix has put ADSL on one side and fiber and cable on the other.
The monthly ranking shows above all that there is no noticeable difference between the two operators in the quality of access to Netflix. Bouygues Telecom, Free, and Orange have the same speed and SFR front or rear (depending on the situation), but with an anecdotal practice gap to be really important. This closeness between ISPs has been observed for months.
In other words, changing from one factor to another on the basis of this vertex alone is pointless, given the very small, or even zero, differences between the four antagonists. However, it should be noted that this is a general picture of the situation in France, with averages. A particular case, isolated, may have a completely different experience.
at the international levelFrance has nothing to be ashamed of: its average speed is 3.4 Mbit/s, which allows it to take second place, with countries such as Japan, Greece, Poland, Mexico, the Philippines, Taiwan, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Trinidad and Tobago.
In the first step of the platform which relates to speeds of 3.6 Mbit / s, we note that there are many European countries, but also North American countries and some other countries that are very advanced in terms of connectivity, such as South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong or Australia. Indeed, it seems that the step to be taken is within the hands of the French Football Federation.
How is the Netflix score for ISPs calculated?
At first glance, Netflix’s ranking appears to be just an average of all connections to the SVOD giant in the respective country. The reality is a little different. Details of the American company on a page dedicated to it Calculation method, which is a little more accurate than that. Thus, communications from the mobile link are excluded from the evaluation.
When you start playing a video on Netflix, your viewing session has a file bitrate Maximum, also called “bitrate”. This data is used to calculate the amount of data transmitted per unit time. For Netflix, this bit rate is included in the calculation of the number of packets received and processed at a given time. The higher the bitrate, the better the video. This bitrate also depends on the desired image resolution as well as the hardware and codecs used.
To optimize its actions and to integrate situations such as network congestion, i.e. when there is a lot of network traffic and services struggle to deliver their content correctly and quickly (usually every hour of major activities, eg early evening), Netflix calculates the maximum rate Decide on this during peak hours.
In this case, this corresponds to the evening hours, when connections to servers are numerous, since it is the characteristic moment of the release of a movie, episode of a TV series or documentary – then there is a certain traffic jam. Between Netflix servers, your player, and you. The maximum bitrate of each connection (in steps of 0.5 Mbit/s) will be analyzed at each ISP.
The general call quality is also integrated. If 90% of ISP subscribers watch Netflix at 5Mbps, the maximum bitrate reached by this limit will be weighted more heavily in calculating the final result. It is remarkable that, under the circumstances, there is such close proximity between Orange, SFR, Free and Bouygues Telecom, despite the diversity of standards at stake.
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