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 (Jan 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode1,708
2.Telstra Internet1,500
3.Skymesh331
4.Apnic Portables894
5.Iinet60
6.Apnic Portables256
7.Hsl55
8.Hurricane Electric42
9.Tpg37
10.Vodafone35
11.Optusinternet34
12.Exetel32
13.Foxtel29
14.Aarnet-broker29
15.Iinet-sixnet28
16.Aarnet27
17.EXETEL-Broadband26
18.Mammothmedia24
19.Choopa23
20.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd23
21.Overthewire19
22.TowardEX Technologies International16
23.Ivery11
24.Firenet9
25.Aapt9

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, Jan 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Internode912
2.Telstra Internet883
3.Skymesh160
4.Apnic Portables855
5.Iinet38
6.Hurricane Electric30
7.Optusinternet24
8.Tpg22
9.Foxtel20
10.Exetel20
11.Choopa17
12.Vodafone17
13.Aarnet16
14.TowardEX Technologies International11
15.Iinet-sixnet10
16.EXETEL-Broadband10
17.Aarnet-broker10
18.Apnic Portables28
19.Japan Network Information Center7
20.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd7
21.Overthewire7
22.Aapt6
23.Firenet6
24.Vocus5
25.Apnic Portable5

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 (Jan 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Ivery1100.0%11100.0%
2.Foxtel2900.0%29100.0%
3.TowardEX Technologies International1600.0%16100.0%
4.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd2314.3%2295.7%
5.Mammothmedia2428.3%2291.7%
6.Hurricane Electric4249.5%3890.5%
7.Skymesh3314613.9%28586.1%
8.Internode1,70834019.9%1,36880.1%
9.Iinet-sixnet28621.4%2278.6%
10.Apnic Portables8942223.4%7276.6%
11.Apnic Portables2561425.0%4275.0%
12.Exetel32825.0%2475.0%
13.Hsl551527.3%4072.7%
14.Overthewire19736.8%1263.2%
15.Upsi5240.0%360.0%
16.Aarnet271140.7%1659.3%
17.Telstra Internet1,50063542.3%86557.7%
18.Japan Network Information Center7342.9%457.1%
19.Aarnet-broker291448.3%1551.7%
20.Firenet9555.6%444.4%
21.Apnic Portable7457.1%342.9%
22.Vodafone352571.4%1028.6%
23.Choopa231773.9%626.1%
24.Vocus8675.0%225.0%
25.Tpg373286.5%513.5%

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 (Jan 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Vodafone3550.3 Mbps
2.Telstra Internet1,50012.7 Mbps
3.Iinet609.6 Mbps
4.Internode1,7088.5 Mbps
5.Apnic Portables2567.9 Mbps
6.Aarnet275.8 Mbps
7.Exetel325.4 Mbps
8.Apnic Portables8945.2 Mbps
9.Hsl554.9 Mbps
10.EXETEL-Broadband264.4 Mbps
11.Foxtel294.3 Mbps
12.Skymesh3313.2 Mbps
13.Optusinternet343.2 Mbps
14.Aarnet-broker293.2 Mbps
15.Choopa232.0 Mbps
16.Overthewire191.6 Mbps
17.Iinet-sixnet281.3 Mbps
18.Hurricane Electric420.0 Mbps
19.TowardEX Technologies International160.0 Mbps
20.Tpg370.0 Mbps
21.Mammothmedia240.0 Mbps
22.Aapt90.0 Mbps
23.Vocus80.0 Mbps
24.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd230.0 Mbps
25.Foxtel ISP60.0 Mbps