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 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband1,128
2.Telstra Corporation849
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia428
4.Internode421
5.Exetel Pty Ltd226
6.Hurricane Electric LLC133
7.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd112
8.RIPE Network Coordination Center98
9.Pentanet82
10.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd53
11.Origin Energy Retail Limited41
12.Ovh Sas36
13.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD30
14.DCS Internet29
15.TPG Internet Pty Ltd28
16.Launtel PTY LTD22
17.2405:6e00::/3220
18.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd17
19.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd16
20.Exetel-VIC-DSL16
21.The Signal Co. Wireless16
22.Choopa, LLC16
23.Lightning Broadband Pty Ltd16
24.Obenetwork Network11
25.Australian Academic and Research Network9

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 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Aussie Broadband629
2.Telstra Corporation563
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia269
4.Internode201
5.Exetel Pty Ltd106
6.Hurricane Electric LLC33
7.Origin Energy Retail Limited29
8.Pentanet26
9.RIPE Network Coordination Center23
10.DCS Internet17
11.2405:6e00::/3216
12.Launtel PTY LTD14
13.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd11
14.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd11
15.TPG Internet Pty Ltd9
16.Australian Academic and Research Network8
17.SkyMesh Pty Ltd8
18.The Signal Co. Wireless7
19.iiNet Limited6
20.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd6
21.Exetel-VIC-DSL6
22.Choopa, LLC5
23.Lightning Broadband Pty Ltd5
24.Cpe5
25.Choopa5

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Colocity500.0%5100.0%
2.Facebook Inc500.0%5100.0%
3.2405:6e00::/322000.0%20100.0%
4.SkyMesh Pty Ltd800.0%8100.0%
5.Obenetwork Network1100.0%11100.0%
6.iiNet Limited700.0%7100.0%
7.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd11210.9%11199.1%
8.RIPE Network Coordination Center9844.1%9495.9%
9.Ovh Sas3625.6%3494.4%
10.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd17211.8%1588.2%
11.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd16212.5%1487.5%
12.Launtel PTY LTD22313.6%1986.4%
13.Choopa7114.3%685.7%
14.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia4286214.5%36685.5%
15.Origin Energy Retail Limited41614.6%3585.4%
16.M247 Ltd6116.7%583.3%
17.Telstra Corporation84915318.0%69682.0%
18.Lightning Broadband Pty Ltd16318.8%1381.3%
19.Exetel Pty Ltd2264620.4%18079.6%
20.Aussie Broadband1,12824721.9%88178.1%
21.Australian Academic and Research Network9222.2%777.8%
22.Internode42110424.7%31775.3%
23.Pentanet822226.8%6073.2%
24.aussie.net Pty Limited7342.9%457.1%
25.The Signal Co. Wireless16743.8%956.3%

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Origin Energy Retail Limited4131.0 Mbps
2.Pentanet8230.5 Mbps
3.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd1720.0 Mbps
4.Aussie Broadband1,12819.8 Mbps
5.Exetel Pty Ltd22619.3 Mbps
6.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia42814.3 Mbps
7.Internode42113.9 Mbps
8.Telstra Corporation84913.1 Mbps
9.SkyMesh Pty Ltd811.9 Mbps
10.DCS Internet297.7 Mbps
11.TPG Internet Pty Ltd285.8 Mbps
12.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd534.0 Mbps
13.Hurricane Electric LLC1333.4 Mbps
14.2405:6e00::/32201.9 Mbps
15.Lightning Broadband Pty Ltd161.4 Mbps
16.Obenetwork Network110.0 Mbps
17.The Signal Co. Wireless160.0 Mbps
18.Choopa, LLC160.0 Mbps
19.aussie.net Pty Limited70.0 Mbps
20.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd160.0 Mbps
21.Facebook Inc50.0 Mbps
22.Australian Academic and Research Network90.0 Mbps
23.Colocity50.0 Mbps
24.Choopa70.0 Mbps
25.Exetel-VIC-DSL160.0 Mbps