Netflix: Singapore and Hong Kong have faster web speeds than US

netflixNetflix added nine Asian territories to its IPS Speed Index in April and said that both Singapore and Hong Kong had faster average web speeds than the US.

The two territories both made the index’s top 20 with Singapore ranking ninth with an average monthly speed of 3.55 Megabits per second (Mbps) and Hong Kong placing at number 14 with a speed of 3.35 Mbps.

By comparison, the US came in at sixteenth place with a speed of 3.28 Mbps.

The top ranking country for the month was Switzerland – its first time at the top of the poll since June 2015 – with its average speed of 3.96 Mbps boosted by an improved performance by Swisscom.

“Swisscom rose three spots to third place with an average monthly speed of 4.03 Mbps, up from last place with a speed of 3.46 Mbps in March,” said Netflix.

The other top five ranking countries were the Netherlands in second place with a speed 3.85 Mbps, followed by Luxembourg at 3.83 Mbps, Belgium at 3.79 Mbps and Denmark at 3.75 Mbps.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions, according to the SVOD provider.