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 (Nov 2016)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode1,896
2.Telstra Internet1,185
3.Aarnet-broker209
4.Iinet-sixnet162
5.Skymesh157
6.Aarnet103
7.Apnic Portables877
8.Hurricane Electric56
9.Optusinternet49
10.Tpg45
11.Iinet39
12.Mammothmedia38
13.Vodafone32
14.Overthewire24
15.Telcoinabox23
16.Foxtel23
17.Exetel21
18.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd20
19.TowardEX Technologies International20
20.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd13
21.Nehos13
22.Bitwave13
23.Choopa11
24.Mikeit9
25.EXETEL-Broadband9

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, Nov 2016)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Internode960
2.Telstra Internet831
3.Skymesh99
4.Iinet-sixnet68
5.Apnic Portables847
6.Aarnet46
7.Hurricane Electric32
8.Tpg27
9.Iinet27
10.Optusinternet25
11.Aarnet-broker22
12.Vodafone18
13.TowardEX Technologies International15
14.Foxtel14
15.Exetel13
16.Overthewire9
17.Mikeit7
18.Choopa7
19.Bitwave6
20.Telcoinabox5
21.Apnic Portables25
22.Apnic Portable5
23.Nehos4
24.Mammothmedia4
25.Tasmanet4

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 (Nov 2016)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd1300.0%13100.0%
2.Omni800.0%8100.0%
3.Bitwave1300.0%13100.0%
4.Mammothmedia3825.3%3694.7%
5.Curtinuni9111.1%888.9%
6.Mikeit9111.1%888.9%
7.Skymesh1572314.6%13485.4%
8.TowardEX Technologies International20315.0%1785.0%
9.Nehos13215.4%1184.6%
10.Iinet-sixnet1622616.0%13684.0%
11.Telstra Internet1,18523319.7%95280.3%
12.Tasmanet5120.0%480.0%
13.Internode1,89640321.3%1,49378.7%
14.Exetel21628.6%1571.4%
15.Apnic Portables8772228.6%5571.4%
16.Overthewire24729.2%1770.8%
17.Hurricane Electric561832.1%3867.9%
18.Foxtel23939.1%1460.9%
19.Aarnet1035654.4%4745.6%
20.Apnic Portable7457.1%342.9%
21.Vodafone322062.5%1237.5%
22.Aarnet-broker20916076.6%4923.4%
23.Apnic Portables29777.8%222.2%
24.Choopa11981.8%218.2%
25.Chasturt-uni6583.3%116.7%

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 (Nov 2016)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Curtinuni9135.4 Mbps
2.Aarnet-broker20940.1 Mbps
3.Vodafone3227.2 Mbps
4.Telstra Internet1,18517.8 Mbps
5.Tasmanet514.3 Mbps
6.Iinet-sixnet16212.3 Mbps
7.Internode1,8968.1 Mbps
8.TowardEX Technologies International208.0 Mbps
9.Bitwave137.4 Mbps
10.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd205.5 Mbps
11.Exetel214.7 Mbps
12.Apnic Portables8773.8 Mbps
13.Skymesh1573.7 Mbps
14.Optusinternet493.4 Mbps
15.Foxtel232.0 Mbps
16.Aarnet1031.7 Mbps
17.Tpg451.7 Mbps
18.Overthewire241.6 Mbps
19.Mikeit91.3 Mbps
20.Mammothmedia380.8 Mbps
21.Choopa110.0 Mbps
22.Telcoinabox230.0 Mbps
23.EXETEL-Broadband90.0 Mbps
24.Omni80.0 Mbps
25.Nehos130.0 Mbps