Australia IPv6 in Australia

These graphs show the evolution of default protocol, v6 address types, and average bandwidth in Australia over time.

They are generated using the data collected by the ipv6-test.com connection test page, and are updated on a monthly basis.

Overall IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Australia

This graph shows the evolution of IPv6 support vs IPv4 for all our connection test.

The numbers are percentages, so we can expect almost 100% of hosts supporting IPv4 with a slow growth for IPv6.

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 in Australia (Sep 2018)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Telstra Internet604
2.Internode515
3.widebandnetv6202
4.Launtel PTY LTD86
5.Energy Retail Limited68
6.DCS Internet51
7.Hurricane Electric LLC45
8.iiNet Limited35
9.Skymesh29
10.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd19
11.TPG Internet Pty Ltd18
12.Choopa18
13.Hurricane Electric17
14.AAPT Limited9
15.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd8
16.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd7
17.Exetel6
18.Upc Pl5
19.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd5
20.The Signal Co. Wireless5
21.Apnic Portables85

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Australia (unique addresses)

This graph shows the evolution of IPv6 support vs IPv4 for unique users of our connection test.

The numbers are percentages, so we can expect a slow growth towards 50% v4 / 50% v6.

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 in Australia (unique addresses, Sep 2018)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Telstra Internet452
2.Internode275
3.widebandnetv6118
4.Launtel PTY LTD56
5.Energy Retail Limited41
6.Hurricane Electric LLC31
7.DCS Internet27
8.Skymesh16
9.iiNet Limited15
10.TPG Internet Pty Ltd13
11.Choopa10
12.Hurricane Electric10
13.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd6
14.The Signal Co. Wireless5
15.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd4
16.Upc Pl4
17.Apnic Portables84
18.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd3
19.AAPT Limited3
20.Exetel2
21.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd2

Default browser protocol in Australia

This graph shows the percentage of browsers that default to IPv6 vs. IPv4 when visiting the ipv6-test connection test.

Hopefully, in the not so distant future, the v6 part will grow taller than the v4 one.

Default browser protocol in Australia (dual-stack users)

This graph shows the percentage of browsers that default to IPv6 vs. IPv4 for users that have both v4 and v6 connectivity.

Usually a system will default to v6 when it's available, but in some cases with tunneled connections, v4 stays the default.

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 default in Australia (Sep 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Upc Pl500.0%5100.0%
2.The Signal Co. Wireless500.0%5100.0%
3.Energy Retail Limited6845.9%6494.1%
4.Telstra Internet6049615.9%50884.1%
5.widebandnetv62023718.3%16581.7%
6.DCS Internet511019.6%4180.4%
7.Internode51510219.8%41380.2%
8.Skymesh29827.6%2172.4%
9.Launtel PTY LTD862427.9%6272.1%
10.iiNet Limited351337.1%2262.9%
11.Choopa18738.9%1161.1%
12.Apnic Portables85240.0%360.0%
13.Hurricane Electric LLC451942.2%2657.8%
14.Hurricane Electric17847.1%952.9%
15.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd7457.1%342.9%
16.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd8562.5%337.5%
17.Exetel6583.3%116.7%
18.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd191684.2%315.8%
19.AAPT Limited9888.9%111.1%
20.TPG Internet Pty Ltd181794.4%15.6%
21.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd55100.0%00.0%

IPv6 address types in Australia

Here you can see the evolution of address types over time, and measure usage of 6to4 and Teredo tunneled connectivity.

It should be noted that because 6rd works with native addresses, it cannot be detected here as tunneled. This is also the case with VPN based tunnels.

Downstream bandwidth in Australia

This graph illustrates the connection speed gap between IPv4 and IPv6, numbers represent v6 speed as percentage of v4 speed.

The lower IPv6 speeds are often caused by tunneling overhead or insufficient v6 connectivity or peering capacity at ISPs.

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 speed in Australia (Sep 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Upc Pl561.9 Mbps
2.widebandnetv620238.0 Mbps
3.Skymesh2937.9 Mbps
4.Launtel PTY LTD8617.9 Mbps
5.Apnic Portables8515.6 Mbps
6.Telstra Internet60412.7 Mbps
7.Hurricane Electric LLC457.3 Mbps
8.iiNet Limited356.8 Mbps
9.Internode5156.6 Mbps
10.DCS Internet515.0 Mbps
11.Hurricane Electric173.5 Mbps
12.Energy Retail Limited683.2 Mbps
13.TPG Internet Pty Ltd180.5 Mbps
14.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd190.0 Mbps
15.The Signal Co. Wireless50.0 Mbps
16.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd70.0 Mbps
17.AAPT Limited90.0 Mbps
18.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd50.0 Mbps
19.Exetel60.0 Mbps
20.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd80.0 Mbps
21.Choopa180.0 Mbps