Converge leads Netflix’ ISP Speed Index in December 2021
Leading fiber broadband operator Converge ICT Solutions Inc. remains to be the ISP providing the best streaming Netflix experience among the country’s players, landing on top of the Netflix ISP Speed Index Leaderboard at the end of 2021, according to the content streaming giant.
The Netflix ISP Speed Index Philippines shows every month which internet service providers give the superior primetime Netflix viewing experience in the country. Faster ISP Speed Index performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times, and fewer interruptions when watching movies, TV series, and other content on Netflix.
“We’re delighted to be recognized by Netflix, the biggest content streaming service provider in the world, for delivering the best digital experience to their users in the Philippines. We’ve been steadily improving our speed throughout the year, a testament that we’re committed to uplift the digital life of subscribers,” noted Converge Co-founder and CEO Dennis Uy.
“Video streaming is one of the most demanding applications on the internet. It not only requires speed but high quality connection as well, otherwise users experience buffering, pixelization and slow-loading times. We have designed our network to have low-delay or latency, no congestion, no packet loss and minimal outages to ensure that our customers have an enjoyable and uninterrupted video viewing experience. We recognize our position in the Netflix ISP Speed Index Philippines as affirmation of the quality service we offer our customers,” added Converge Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero.
In the December 2021 report, Converge registered a Netflix average speed of 3.6 Mbps, putting it toe to toe with Sky Cable for the month. The Netflix ISP speed of 3.6 Mbps outpaces the Philippines’ average speed of 3.4 Mbps, and is the highest speed garnered by the fiber broadband provider in 2021.
Converge has seen its ISP speed improve by 11% since the start of 2021 when it logged a speed of 3.2 Mbps. Converge has consistently topped the monthly Netflix ISP Speed Index in 2021, staying on No. 1 of the Leaderboard for 11 months during the year.
Converge, in November, gave its nearly 1.6 million subscribers a free speed upgrade of up to 800 Mbps. This comes as the fiber broadband provider completed its national digital highway in the same quarter, essentially connecting all the major islands of the Philippines to its fiber backbone.