Magnet broadband continues to lead the pack of Irish ISPs in the latest figures released by Netflix. The trend shows Eircom continuing to increase average speeds while UPC continues to tank! The reasons for UPCs continued decline are not clear. They have recently upped their minimum speeds to 120Mbps and their top tier offering is 200Mbps, but there are obviously many more factors coming into play here.
The ratings reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISPs network from Nov. 2012 through Sept. 2013 and average performance during prime time starting in Oct. 2013. The average is well below the peak performance due to many factors including the variety of encodes used to deliver the TV shows and movies, as well as home Wi-Fi and the variety of devices Netflix customers use. Those factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs, so these relative rankings are a good indicator of the consistent performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network.