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 (Feb 2018)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode2,440
2.Telstra Internet1,719
3.Apnic Portables8672
4.Telecubeptyltd424
5.The Signal Co.241
6.Launtel123
7.Mf-transix-e118
8.Skymesh99
9.Hurricane Electric69
10.Choopa53
11.Optusinternet49
12.iiNet Limited40
13.Japan Network Information Center34
14.Iinet33
15.Siptalk28
16.Tpg27
17.Apnic Portables225
18.TPG Internet Pty Ltd24
19.Exetel24
20.Vocus23
21.Mf-transix-w22
22.Pacificwireless20
23.Brennannet17
24.M2-dodo17
25.Vodafone15

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, Feb 2018)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Telstra Internet1,181
2.Internode953
3.Apnic Portables8428
4.Telecubeptyltd235
5.The Signal Co.124
6.Mf-transix-e81
7.Launtel73
8.Skymesh69
9.Hurricane Electric54
10.Optusinternet29
11.Choopa24
12.Iinet23
13.iiNet Limited22
14.Pacificwireless19
15.Tpg18
16.Mf-transix-w17
17.Exetel17
18.Japan Network Information Center17
19.Siptalk16
20.Apnic Portables216
21.Novaenergyltd15
22.Vocus15
23.Vodafone11
24.TPG Internet Pty Ltd11
25.Foxtel10

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 (Feb 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Amaysim600.0%6100.0%
2.Swinburne700.0%7100.0%
3.Aarnet500.0%5100.0%
4.Mf-transix-w2200.0%22100.0%
5.The Signal Co.24131.2%23898.8%
6.Netwide10110.0%990.0%
7.Exetel24312.5%2187.5%
8.Choopa53713.2%4686.8%
9.Vodafone15213.3%1386.7%
10.Hurricane Electric691014.5%5985.5%
11.Skymesh991515.2%8484.8%
12.Telecubeptyltd4246715.8%35784.2%
13.Telstra Internet1,71932118.7%1,39881.3%
14.Internode2,44047919.6%1,96180.4%
15.Launtel1232621.1%9778.9%
16.Mf-transix-e1182521.2%9378.8%
17.Tpg27622.2%2177.8%
18.Foxtel13323.1%1076.9%
19.Japan Network Information Center34926.5%2573.5%
20.Apnic Portables867221932.6%45367.4%
21.Jpne6233.3%466.7%
22.Novaenergyltd15533.3%1066.7%
23.Brennannet17635.3%1164.7%
24.Apnic Portables225936.0%1664.0%
25.Vocus231043.5%1356.5%

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 (Feb 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Aarnet5501.0 Mbps
2.Apnic Portables867276.8 Mbps
3.Uon874.1 Mbps
4.Swinburne730.9 Mbps
5.Vodafone1526.8 Mbps
6.Skymesh9926.2 Mbps
7.Telstra Internet1,71924.0 Mbps
8.Optusinternet4915.9 Mbps
9.Netwide1014.1 Mbps
10.Exetel2413.4 Mbps
11.Internode2,44012.0 Mbps
12.Telecubeptyltd42411.7 Mbps
13.M2-dodo178.2 Mbps
14.widebandnet264.3 Mbps
15.Launtel1234.2 Mbps
16.Foxtel134.2 Mbps
17.iiNet Limited403.4 Mbps
18.Vocus233.1 Mbps
19.Iinet331.6 Mbps
20.Brennannet171.5 Mbps
21.Adamnet80.9 Mbps
22.TPG Internet Pty Ltd240.2 Mbps
23.Jpne60.0 Mbps
24.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd60.0 Mbps
25.NFOrce Entertainment BV50.0 Mbps