Netflix Speed Index: Australia’s Fastest Telcos, Ranked

Netflix Speed Index: Australia’s Fastest Telcos, Ranked
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Netflix’s latest speed index results are out, revealing the best service providers for when you want to Netflix and chill. For the first time, every major telco has split its results between NBN and non-NBN services to give a better indication of performance. Here are the results!

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of Netflix performance on specific internet service providers during peak usage hours. Last month, Telstra was the only ISP that split its data between NBN and non-NBN services. In response, most telcos have now followed suit, resulting in a significant shakeup in the results.

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Last week, Telstra once again topped Australia's Netflix ISP Speed Index, fending off other telcos for an unbroken 12 month run. However, it only achieved this milestone by splitting its streaming speeds into NBN and non-NBN connections - something Netflix failed to offer Telstra's rivals.

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For the second month running, Telstra’s NBN service managed to top the Australian leaderboard. However, its non-NBN service has dropped down to seventh place. (In Netflix’s previous speed index, Telstra’s non-NBN plans ranked fourth.)

Aussie Broadband, meanwhile, has rocketed out of nowhere to second place. Optus NBN came in third followed by iiNet NBN, TPG NBN and Exetel. Here are the top ten:

Netflix Speed Index: Australia’s Fastest Telcos, RankedImage: Netflix

The difference between the fastest and tenth ranked service provider – Telstra NBN and iiNet non-NBN, respectively – is around 29 per cent. That’s a pretty significant speed difference.

Here’s how those average speed results have fluctuated over the past year:

Netflix Speed Index: Australia’s Fastest Telcos, RankedImage: Netflix

As you can see, despite some intermittent drops the overall speed trend has been upward, regardless of telco. This can only be good news for consumers looking to stream crystal-clear HD Netflix.

Of course, speed and reliability is only part of the puzzle – your wallet also has a big part to play. Here’s how Australia’s major telcos compare on price:

Telstra NBN Plans

Optus NBN Plans

Exetel NBN Plans

Aussie Broadband NBN plans

iiNet, TPG and Dodo NBN Plans

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  • where does belong nbn and my republic come in?

    I am on TPG now but there contracts and extra fees are so cumbersome I might change after my contract finishes in like 15 months.. yeah

    belong nbn have the best budget rates but my republic seems to be better for higher speeds and gaming/uploading

    Aussie Broad Band seems a good contender too especially if you need the fastest speeds

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