Netflix, Fibre, and Full HD – The South African combo

The majority of tech-savvy South Africans who have Netflix have a fibre Internet connection at home.

This was one of the findings of the Netflix 2020 Survey conducted by MyBroadband.

The survey was completed by 1,867 tech-savvy South Africans and provides an excellent overview of the local market.

Of those who took part in the survey, 80% said they subscribe to Netflix. Of these users, 53% said they have a Netflix Premium subscription.

Fibre and Full HD

An interesting finding from the survey was that of the Netflix users who took part, just over 60% said they had fibre connectivity at home.

Many local ISPs offer fibre packages with uncapped data usage, stable speeds of 10Mbps and up, and low latencies – which is an ideal combination for users who want to stream video without worrying about data usage or slowing down other Internet-connected devices at home.

LTE and ADSL/VDSL were well behind fibre in terms of popularity, with 17% and 12% of respondents, respectively.

5G, WISP, and mobile data were the remaining connection technologies – with only a small percentage of respondents using these.

The graph below shows the home Internet connections of Netflix users.

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Streaming resolutions

The survey went on to reveal that the majority of Netflix users typically stream their content in Full HD (1080p).

47% said they streamed Netflix content in Full HD. In second place was High Definition (720p), with 23% of respondents.

The most popular resolutions to stream Netflix content in are detailed in the graph below.

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