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 (Mar 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.widebandnetv61,923
2.Telstra Internet887
3.Internode560
4.Exetel493
5.Hurricane Electric LLC118
6.Energy Retail Limited76
7.Apnic Portables869
8.Launtel PTY LTD64
9.Exetel-VIC-DSL49
10.iiNet Limited46
11.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd42
12.The Signal Co. Wireless41
13.TPG Internet Pty Ltd24
14.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd19
15.2405:6e00::/3216
16.Ovh Sas15
17.Hurricane Electric15
18.Hosteons Pte. Ltd14
19.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD14
20.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd14
21.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd13
22.Inomial Pty Ltd12
23.Foxtel9
24.Australian Academic and Research Network8
25.Colocity7

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, Mar 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.widebandnetv6995
2.Telstra Internet644
3.Internode247
4.Exetel221
5.Hurricane Electric LLC61
6.Apnic Portables850
7.Energy Retail Limited40
8.Launtel PTY LTD25
9.iiNet Limited21
10.The Signal Co. Wireless21
11.Exetel-VIC-DSL16
12.2405:6e00::/3215
13.TPG Internet Pty Ltd12
14.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd10
15.Inomial Pty Ltd9
16.Hurricane Electric8
17.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd6
18.Australian Academic and Research Network6
19.Choopa5
20.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd5
21.Exetel Pty Ltd4
22.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd4
23.Hosteons Pte. Ltd4
24.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd4
25.DCS Internet3

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 (Mar 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Foxtel900.0%9100.0%
2.2405:6e00::/321600.0%16100.0%
3.DCS Internet600.0%6100.0%
4.Colocity700.0%7100.0%
5.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd4200.0%42100.0%
6.Australian Academic and Research Network800.0%8100.0%
7.Ovh Sas1516.7%1493.3%
8.The Signal Co. Wireless4137.3%3892.7%
9.Launtel PTY LTD6457.8%5992.2%
10.Inomial Pty Ltd1218.3%1191.7%
11.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd19210.5%1789.5%
12.iiNet Limited46715.2%3984.8%
13.Energy Retail Limited761317.1%6382.9%
14.Telstra Internet88715717.7%73082.3%
15.widebandnetv61,92347624.8%1,44775.2%
16.Internode56014425.7%41674.3%
17.Exetel49315832.0%33568.0%
18.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd6233.3%466.7%
19.Apnic Portables8692637.7%4362.3%
20.Hurricane Electric LLC1185647.5%6252.5%
21.Choopa6350.0%350.0%
22.Hurricane Electric15960.0%640.0%
23.Exetel Pty Ltd6466.7%233.3%
24.Hosteons Pte. Ltd141178.6%321.4%
25.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd141392.9%17.1%

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 (Mar 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.widebandnetv61,92321.8 Mbps
2.Exetel49319.3 Mbps
3.Telstra Internet88717.0 Mbps
4.Launtel PTY LTD6415.7 Mbps
5.Internode5609.7 Mbps
6.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd198.6 Mbps
7.Apnic Portables8697.6 Mbps
8.Hurricane Electric157.4 Mbps
9.Energy Retail Limited766.1 Mbps
10.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd426.0 Mbps
11.iiNet Limited465.8 Mbps
12.Foxtel94.1 Mbps
13.Choopa63.5 Mbps
14.Hurricane Electric LLC1183.5 Mbps
15.The Signal Co. Wireless410.0 Mbps
16.Australian Academic and Research Network80.0 Mbps
17.2405:6e00::/32160.0 Mbps
18.Exetel Pty Ltd60.0 Mbps
19.DCS Internet60.0 Mbps
20.TPG Internet Pty Ltd240.0 Mbps
21.Hosteons Pte. Ltd140.0 Mbps
22.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd140.0 Mbps
23.Inomial Pty Ltd120.0 Mbps
24.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd60.0 Mbps
25.Colocity70.0 Mbps