Netflix's first Spanish ISP Index is due to be published on Monday (14 December) and a sneak preview has revealed that Movistar, owned by Telefónica, has scored lowest.

After almost two months operating in Southern Europe, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service appears to work worst on Movistar.

In Spain, where users have been complaining of Netflix's performance on Telefónica's networks, the ISP Index confirms the subscribers' concerns. Movistar is, by far, the operator scoring lowest.

Regional cablecos, which have a smaller network and are therefore better monitored, are the best placed in Netflix's ranking. Telecable (delivering average 4.15Mbps), Euskaltel (4.14Mbps) and R (3.97Mbps) make the top three.

The index follows with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) providers Vodafone-ONO (3.85Mbps), Jazztel (3.85Mbps), Orange (3.72Mbps) and, at last, Telefónica (2.15Mbps).

Although Telefónica has one of the most extended FTTH networks in Spain, on which it offers connections of up to 300Mbps, the troubles experienced by Netflix's subs, and other over-the-top (OTT) platforms, seem to be due to peering agreements.

These agreements, which Netflix has inked with most of the ISPs in Spain, provide the content provider with access to the network in order to optimise video delivering. So far, Telefónica has refused to sign a similar agreement without giving further reasons.

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