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The best internet service provider in Peru to watch Netflix; photo: Reuters

Which internet provider is the best to watch Netflix in Peru?

The Netflix ISP Speed Index for Peru


The stability and speed of the internet in Peru (and many other countries around the globe) isn’t always the best. So watching videos, movies or your favorite series with an unstable and slow broadband connection over the internet can be really frustrating at times.

Video streaming giant Netflix is aware of this and monitors the speed performance of numerous internet service providers (ISP) across the globe to see which ones work best with their app. And the good thing for users: Netflix publishes the top ISP by country each month.

The best Peruvian internet providers to watch Netflix

Since 2014 Netflix included Peruvian internet service providers in their list and since then regularly checks on the performance of Movistar, Claro and Olo. Up until August 2016 Movistar always was the best to watch Netflix, but since then Claro outpaced its competitor.

In March 2017 Claro, which unfortunately isn’t available throughout Peru, was the best internet service provider for Netflix reaching average speeds of 2.98 Mbps with their fiber and cable connections, while Movistar using cable and DSL came in second with an average speed of 2.61 Mbps.

Olo, however, using solely a wireless connection ranked third with an average speed of 0.97 Mbps.

Please note: the Netflix ISP Speed Index only measures which internet service provider performs best streaming videos from Netflix during peak viewing times. It however doesn’t measure the overall performance for other services or data of each provider.

Have a look at the full Netflix ISP Speed Index for Peru.

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    Bruno Genovese · 5 years ago
    Both Claro and Movistar are OK for Netflix, but beware

    My experience with both of these ISPs: -Movistar: Must be doing some "creative bandwidth management". I have 45Mbps (with presumably a guarantee of 40% of that) for some time, but it is not reliable. Often times I can't even get 1Mbps when watching videos, even though if I switch to my browser and run a speedtest... it usually shows around 45Mbs... yeah, right!!! My guess is that speedtest goes to the nearest server, while real access to Netflix and other video sources route through some pretty sluggish pipes. Also, if you have technical issues in the area of your home... it could take forever to get them resolved. I once had a situation where I tracked the problem to a specific IP of a piece of equipment near my home, reported the information to Movistar and nothing. It took over 100 phone calls, 6 months, and getting refunded 3 months when I presented them with clear evidence of the problem before they finally fixed the issue.

    Also a word of warning, what they sell as "Fiber" isn't. It is fiber to a hub a few blocks from your home, and coax/cable from there. - Claro: They can give better service "when it works", but their policies and customer service is so horrid that it is not worth it to deal with them. I recently signed up to their 20Mbs service in order to have a fallback when Movistar failed. They don't tell you when you are buying, but they block you from accessing their router to configure the internal network and they won't let you use your own router while using their device just as a coax modem (they say that service is only for "business customers"). So, if you use a LAN-based printer or need to communicate between the devices in your home you either can't or have to deal with an extraordinary hassle due to their restrictions and interference that prevents you from normal use of your internal LAN. This might be OK if you are completely technologically illiterate, but it is a major problem if you are used to take care of your internal network.

    To add insult to injury, Claro's telephone customer service is appalling, and you are going to need to go to their "customer service centers" in person for just about every problem, which will usually eat up 1-3 hours of your time (counting traffic and horrendously long lines at their centers). They have no fiber, only coax/cable. - There are other ISPs in Lima (smaller outfits), but I have no experience with them. - One other issue with coax-based ISPs in Lima is that they normally bring only one cable to an apartment building, then use splitters to divide the signal among the various apartments which degrades the signal. They do not normally use any kind of powered booster for the signal inside of a building. - As far as I can tell there is not a single ISP at the level of quality that we might be used to see in the USA or Europe... at any price.