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Snap Becomes ‘YouTube HD Verified’

Snap Becomes ‘YouTube HD Verified’

New rating provides YouTube generation an easy to understand guide to video quality

13 June 2014 – Snap, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing telecommunications providers, has received the highest rating in Google’s first Video Quality Report in New Zealand.

Snap’s network is now ‘YouTube HD Verified’ on average across New Zealand, meaning users can expect to watch YouTube videos in HD (at least 720p) with quick load times at least 90 percent of the time.

The Google Video Quality Report is a simple way to measure how an internet service provider delivers YouTube content on its network. The report is based on billions of YouTube videos watched across thousands of ISPs.

“This rating is an effective guide for consumers who are looking for the best ISP,” said James Koers, General Manager of Snap’s Retail Division. “Unlike other reports that are highly technical, the Google Video Quality Report will help consumers easily identify the viewing experience they are likely to receive from their chosen ISP.”

“Receiving this rating from Google is testament to our strategy of focussing on higher bandwidth services like VDSL and Fibre, ensuring we deliver high performance internet to our customers,” adds James. “Watching YouTube is integral to New Zealanders’ everyday internet experience and no one wants to sit through a video that continually buffers or plays in low resolution.”

Read more about the Google Video Quality Report's methodology.


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