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Netflix users in Ireland saw a rise in streaming speeds last month

Data from the online streaming service shows that, next to Mexico, Ireland has the lowest streaming speed.

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AVERAGE STREAMING SPEEDS in Ireland rose last month compared to May for all service providers, according to data from online movie and TV programme streaming service Netflix.

The data on ISP speeds is published monthly by Netflix and shows that Ireland has one of the lowest average speeds when compared with other countries where users of the service are based.

Only Mexico, with an average speed for Netflix streams of 1.79Mbps, was lower than Ireland’s average speed of 2.03Mbps. Just across the water, in the UK, there is a considerable difference in average speed of 2.37Mbps.

Eircom, the country’s largest service provider had an average Netflix streaming speed of 1.81Mbps in June compared with 1.76Mbps the previous month. Imagine had the lowest speed, followed by UPC which is the second largest service provider in Ireland. Though speeds increased between May and June, compared to November last year, UPC saw a significant drop in speed from 2.22Mbps.

A spokesperson for the company told TheJournal.ie that this data is based only on speeds Netflix users in these countries and that there is always the possibility of multiple devices or streaming services running at the same time and slowing down the speed. However they added that this is still a good indicator of the trends in streaming speeds.

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