Which Country Has the Fastest Video Streaming — and Where Does the U.S. Rank?

Sep 10, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A new report ranks the fastest video streaming by country, and most of the countries with the highest averages are located in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

B&C reports that the ISP Speed Index released Monday by Netflix for the month of August includes a measurement of historical country averages. "Among the countries where Netflix measures ISPs, Denmark was tops in August, delivering average Netflix streams of 2.64 Mbps," the story reports. "Finland followed with 2.57 Mbps, trailed by Sweden (2.5 Mbps), the U.K. (2.4 Mbps), and Norway (2.38 Mbps)."

Everyone else came in below the threshold of 2 Mbps, led by the U.S. at 1.98 Mbps. Ireland reportedly came in at 1.82 Mbps, with Mexico at 1.71 Mbps.

"Netflix’s newly expanded view shows monthly country averages going back to November 2012," B&C adds. "Canada, the first country outside the U.S. to launch Netflix, is not factored into the current Netflix rankings. Variety reported Sunday that Netflix will launch service in the Netherlands on September 11, just ahead of the IBC Conference in Amsterdam."

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