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Bouygues top in France in latest Netflix ISP Speed Index

Bouygues Telecom overtook Numericable in June to become the fastest internet service provider in France, according to Netflix’s latest ISP Speed Index.

Bouygues took the top spot with an average speed of 3.86 Megabits per second (Mbps), leapfrogging Numericable with a speed of 3.84 Mbps, while Orange remained in third place with an average speed of 3.52 Mbps.

In Belgium there was also change among the fastest ISPs, with Proximus taking the top spot from Voo with an average speed of 4.20 Mbps and Numericable jumping from fourth to third place, putting Telenet in fourth place.

In Germany, Unitymedia KabelBW remained the fastest ranked ISP with an average speed of 4.16 Mbps, but Kabel Deutschland dropped from second to third place, overtaken by Quix – Inexio.

Similarly, in Luxembourg Numericable continued to hold the number one spot, while Visual Online took second place with an average speed of 4.18 Mbps, ahead of Lux Online which dropped into third.

There was no change in the ranking of the top ISPs in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK in June, according to the research.

Over in the US, Netflix recorded “much movement in the index, with Cox moving to the top spot with an average speed of 3.58 Mbps and Verizon FiOS slipped to number three with an average speed of 3.43 Mbps.

“Cablevision came in second, with an average speed of 3.57 Mbps. Bright House and Time Warner Cable also slipped in the rankings, dropping three and two spots, respectively,” said Netflix.

The firm claims that the Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of primetime Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services and data for that service provider.