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Numericable bounces back in Netflix ISP ranking

Netflix-ISP-speed-index-march-CROPNumericable overtook Bouygues Telecom in July to reclaim its position as the fastest internet service provider in France, according to Netflix’s latest ISP Speed Index.

Having been pushed into second place in June, Numericable bounced back in July averaging speeds of 3.90 Megabits per second (Mbps), compared to 3.86 Mbps by Bouygues Telecom.

In Germany, Kabel Deutschland climbed one place in July to take the number two spot with average speeds of 4.07 Mbps, behind first-place Unitymedia KabelBW which averaged 4.15 Mbps.

Elsewhere in Netflix’s European markets, the rankings of the top ISPs remained unchanged in July, with Virgin Media retaining the top spot in the UK, ComHem doing so in Sweden, Proximus holding steady in Belgium and Liwest keeping the lead in Austria.

In the US, Charter rose to fourth place, up two in the ranking, with an average speed of 3.46 Mbps, up from 3.37 Mpbs last month. Cox, Cablevision and Verizon FiOS retained the top three spots, in that order.

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