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 (May 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband1,441
2.Telstra Corporation757
3.Internode363
4.Exetel Pty Ltd342
5.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd145
6.Origin Energy Retail Limited132
7.Hurricane Electric LLC107
8.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd52
9.Myrepublic PTY LTD38
10.Siptalk35
11.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD30
12.Colocity24
13.Ovh Sas23
14.2405:6e00:2e21::/4820
15.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia19
16.Over the Wire Pty Ltd17
17.DCS Internet16
18.Launtel PTY LTD16
19.2405:6e00::/3215
20.Choopa12
21.Facebook Inc12
22.Australian Academic and Research Network10
23.Spin Internet Services Pty Ltd9
24.Nehos6
25.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd5

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, May 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Aussie Broadband750
2.Telstra Corporation517
3.Internode202
4.Exetel Pty Ltd165
5.Origin Energy Retail Limited65
6.Hurricane Electric LLC60
7.Siptalk15
8.Myrepublic PTY LTD15
9.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia14
10.DCS Internet12
11.Facebook Inc11
12.Launtel PTY LTD11
13.2405:6e00::/3210
14.Choopa10
15.2405:6e00:2e21::/488
16.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd8
17.Over the Wire Pty Ltd8
18.Australian Academic and Research Network6
19.Telstra Internet4
20.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd3
21.Kabeldeutschland3
22.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd3
23.Nehos2
24.Colocity1
25.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD1

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 (May 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Facebook Inc1200.0%12100.0%
2.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd14500.0%145100.0%
3.Colocity2400.0%24100.0%
4.Ovh Sas2300.0%23100.0%
5.Spin Internet Services Pty Ltd900.0%9100.0%
6.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd500.0%5100.0%
7.Launtel PTY LTD1616.3%1593.8%
8.DCS Internet1616.3%1593.8%
9.2405:6e00:2e21::/4820210.0%1890.0%
10.Origin Energy Retail Limited1321410.6%11889.4%
11.Internode3635314.6%31085.4%
12.Telstra Corporation75711415.1%64384.9%
13.Aussie Broadband1,44125517.7%1,18682.3%
14.2405:6e00::/3215426.7%1173.3%
15.Over the Wire Pty Ltd17529.4%1270.6%
16.Hurricane Electric LLC1073330.8%7469.2%
17.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia19631.6%1368.4%
18.Choopa12433.3%866.7%
19.Nehos6233.3%466.7%
20.Exetel Pty Ltd34212035.1%22264.9%
21.Siptalk351337.1%2262.9%
22.Amazon Technologies Inc5240.0%360.0%
23.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd522650.0%2650.0%
24.Kabeldeutschland5360.0%240.0%
25.Australian Academic and Research Network10770.0%330.0%

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 (May 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.DCS Internet1648.8 Mbps
2.Launtel PTY LTD1629.1 Mbps
3.Aussie Broadband1,44121.4 Mbps
4.Telstra Corporation75714.6 Mbps
5.Exetel Pty Ltd34213.1 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, Australia1912.4 Mbps
7.Internode3638.3 Mbps
8.Hurricane Electric LLC1077.2 Mbps
9.Spin Internet Services Pty Ltd96.3 Mbps
10.Origin Energy Retail Limited1325.3 Mbps
11.Siptalk354.3 Mbps
12.2405:6e00:2e21::/48202.6 Mbps
13.Myrepublic PTY LTD380.2 Mbps
14.Nehos60.0 Mbps
15.Over the Wire Pty Ltd170.0 Mbps
16.Kabeldeutschland50.0 Mbps
17.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd50.0 Mbps
18.Facebook Inc120.0 Mbps
19.Australian Academic and Research Network100.0 Mbps
20.Telstra Internet50.0 Mbps
21.Colocity240.0 Mbps
22.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD300.0 Mbps
23.Choopa120.0 Mbps
24.2405:6e00::/32150.0 Mbps
25.Ovh Sas230.0 Mbps