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 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode1,695
2.Telstra Internet1,376
3.Skymesh550
4.Apnic Portables8161
5.Hurricane Electric101
6.Iinet-sixnet94
7.Ausit91
8.Iinet68
9.Mf-transix-e49
10.Japan Network Information Center38
11.Mammothmedia32
12.Optusinternet31
13.Foxtel18
14.Apnic16
15.Apnic Portables216
16.Spininternet16
17.Exetel-ADSL14
18.Rwts-v13
19.Telecubeptyltd12
20.Apnic Portable12
21.Tpg12
22.Vocus12
23.TowardEX Technologies International11
24.Overthewire11
25.Choopa11

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 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Telstra Internet936
2.Internode857
3.Skymesh267
4.Apnic Portables8112
5.Hurricane Electric73
6.Iinet50
7.Ausit44
8.Mf-transix-e34
9.Iinet-sixnet28
10.Japan Network Information Center26
11.Optusinternet23
12.Foxtel14
13.Apnic12
14.Tpg11
15.Spininternet11
16.Mf-transix-w10
17.Aarnet8
18.Choopa8
19.Rwts-v7
20.Exetel-ADSL7
21.Vocus6
22.Apnic Portables26
23.M2-dodo6
24.Mammothmedia6
25.Quantcast Corporation5

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 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Csiro500.0%5100.0%
2.Aarnet900.0%9100.0%
3.Jpne800.0%8100.0%
4.Quantcast Corporation600.0%6100.0%
5.TowardEX Technologies International1100.0%11100.0%
6.Mf-transix-w1000.0%10100.0%
7.Rwts-v1300.0%13100.0%
8.Telecubeptyltd1218.3%1191.7%
9.Overthewire1119.1%1090.9%
10.Foxtel18211.1%1688.9%
11.Aarnet-broker9111.1%888.9%
12.Ausit911213.2%7986.8%
13.Mf-transix-e49816.3%4183.7%
14.Hurricane Electric1011716.8%8483.2%
15.Mammothmedia32618.8%2681.3%
16.Tpspl5120.0%480.0%
17.Japan Network Information Center38821.1%3078.9%
18.Amazon9222.2%777.8%
19.Telstra Internet1,37631623.0%1,06077.0%
20.Mf-native67228.6%571.4%
21.Internode1,69549529.2%1,20070.8%
22.Skymesh55017131.1%37968.9%
23.Cnxnet6233.3%466.7%
24.NuSkope6233.3%466.7%
25.Iinet-sixnet943234.0%6266.0%

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 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Telecubeptyltd1233.7 Mbps
2.Ausit9129.2 Mbps
3.Iinet6826.4 Mbps
4.Apnic Portables816121.4 Mbps
5.Hurricane Electric10117.7 Mbps
6.Telstra Internet1,37613.0 Mbps
7.Exetel-ADSL1412.9 Mbps
8.Skymesh55011.6 Mbps
9.Internode1,6957.3 Mbps
10.Mammothmedia323.9 Mbps
11.Iinet-sixnet943.2 Mbps
12.M2-dodo111.6 Mbps
13.Optusinternet311.0 Mbps
14.Foxtel180.8 Mbps
15.Aapt50.4 Mbps
16.Mf-transix-e490.0 Mbps
17.Vocus120.0 Mbps
18.Apnic Portable120.0 Mbps
19.Jpne80.0 Mbps
20.NuSkope60.0 Mbps
21.Choopa110.0 Mbps
22.Tpspl50.0 Mbps
23.EXETEL-Broadband60.0 Mbps
24.Rwts-v130.0 Mbps
25.The Signal Co.50.0 Mbps