Results for the latest Netflix Internet Service Provider index have been released today and Optus taken the top spot for the first time with an average speed of 3.41 Mbps, up from 3.34 Mbps.
Optus remain in a close race with TPG and iiNet, which took the second and third places, respectively.
The monthly survey conducted by Netflix is designed to tell consumers which ISP is providing the best prime-time streaming experience. Optus, TPG and iiNet have an advantage in the monthly survey due to the direct peering arrangements they have negotiated with Netflix.
Telstra once again came last in the survey, however this months result of 2.69 Mbps was the best score the Telco has achieved since the survey began in April.
The Netflix ISP Speed Index lists the average prime time bitrate for Netflix content streamed to Netflix members during a particular month. Netflix calculate the average bitrate of its content in megabits per second (Mbps) streamed by its customers per ISP. Streaming via mobile networks is exempted from the measurements. The speed indicated in the Netflix ISP Speed Index is not a measure of the maximum throughput or the maximum capacity of an ISP.