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 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode1,506
2.Telstra Internet1,352
3.Skymesh329
4.Hsl97
5.Apnic Portables871
6.Hurricane Electric66
7.Apnic Portables262
8.Vocus59
9.Iinet53
10.Upsi34
11.Optusinternet31
12.Aarnet-broker29
13.Vodafone28
14.Foxtel27
15.Tpg24
16.Japan Network Information Center20
17.Exetel20
18.EXETEL-Broadband18
19.Overthewire16
20.Mammothmedia14
21.Iinet-sixnet14
22.Choopa14
23.TowardEX Technologies International13
24.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd12
25.Ivery11

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 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Internode828
2.Telstra Internet786
3.Skymesh160
4.Apnic Portables843
5.Hurricane Electric37
6.Iinet34
7.Optusinternet22
8.Foxtel20
9.Tpg17
10.Japan Network Information Center16
11.Vodafone14
12.Vocus13
13.Choopa12
14.Exetel12
15.Overthewire10
16.Aarnet-broker9
17.EXETEL-Broadband8
18.TowardEX Technologies International8
19.Aarnet7
20.Iinet-sixnet7
21.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd6
22.Aapt6
23.Apnic Portables26
24.Firenet6
25.Comcast Cable Communications5

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 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Infinitenet500.0%5100.0%
2.TowardEX Technologies International1300.0%13100.0%
3.Sky Broadband500.0%5100.0%
4.Overthewire1600.0%16100.0%
5.Ivery1100.0%11100.0%
6.Foxtel2700.0%27100.0%
7.Skymesh3294413.4%28586.6%
8.Mammothmedia14214.3%1285.7%
9.Upsi34514.7%2985.3%
10.Exetel20315.0%1785.0%
11.Internode1,50624716.4%1,25983.6%
12.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd12216.7%1083.3%
13.Apnic Portables8711521.1%5678.9%
14.Apnic Portables2621422.6%4877.4%
15.Hsl972424.7%7375.3%
16.Aarnet-broker29827.6%2172.4%
17.Aarnet9333.3%666.7%
18.Iinet-sixnet14535.7%964.3%
19.Japan Network Information Center20840.0%1260.0%
20.Comcast Cable Communications5240.0%360.0%
21.Hurricane Electric662740.9%3959.1%
22.Telstra Internet1,35262946.5%72353.5%
23.Firenet9555.6%444.4%
24.Choopa141071.4%428.6%
25.Vocus594881.4%1118.6%

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 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Overthewire16330.2 Mbps
2.Vodafone2843.8 Mbps
3.Aarnet926.5 Mbps
4.Myrepublicnets1112.6 Mbps
5.Telstra Internet1,35212.3 Mbps
6.Apnic Portables26211.4 Mbps
7.Iinet539.6 Mbps
8.Internode1,5067.3 Mbps
9.Apnic Portables8715.3 Mbps
10.Skymesh3295.1 Mbps
11.EXETEL-Broadband184.4 Mbps
12.Aarnet-broker293.6 Mbps
13.Hsl973.5 Mbps
14.Foxtel273.4 Mbps
15.Optusinternet313.2 Mbps
16.Choopa142.2 Mbps
17.Iinet-sixnet141.3 Mbps
18.Erx50.0 Mbps
19.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd120.0 Mbps
20.Comcast Cable Communications50.0 Mbps
21.Digitalfyre60.0 Mbps
22.Firenet90.0 Mbps
23.Upsi340.0 Mbps
24.Sky Broadband50.0 Mbps
25.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd50.0 Mbps