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Spain gains ground in latest Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix-ISP-speed-index-march-CROPSpain jumped 13 spots to 16th place in Netflix’s most recent global ISP Speed Index, due to speed gains in the country.

Netflix’s monthly ISP index found that Spain had an average speed of 3.36 Mbps in February, up from 3.06 Mbps a year earlier.

While Telecable remained Spain’s fastest ISP with speeds of 3.82 Mbps, last-ranked Telefónica Movistar saw its speed jump back up by 0.92 Mbps.

This meant Movistar increased its average monthly speed to 2.78 Mbps, recovering from its decline to 1.86 Mbps last month.

Seventh-ranked R’s speed also climbed 0.36 Mbps to a 3.06 Mbps monthly average.

Overall in Europe, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg held their respective places as the first, second, third and fourth fastest countries by average internet speeds – which ranged from 4.24 Mbps in Switzerland to 3.95 Mpbs in Luxembourg.

In February Sweden climbed one place to claim the fifth-spot for average internet speeds, while Denmark dropped from fifth to joint-seventh with average speeds of 3.85 Mbps – the same as Austria.

In the US, Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House have combined under the name Spectrum, which is reflected this month as Spectrum enters the index with an average monthly speed of 3.71 Mbps for February. This ranked it at fifth place out of 13 ISPs.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services or data that may travel across the specific ISP network.