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 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode1,735
2.Telstra Internet1,308
3.Skymesh453
4.Hurricane Electric86
5.Hsl77
6.Apnic Portables270
7.Apnic Portables861
8.Vocus53
9.Iinet47
10.Upsi35
11.Japan Network Information Center30
12.Mammothmedia28
13.Foxtel25
14.Optusinternet25
15.Overthewire23
16.Vodafone22
17.Aarnet-broker21
18.Tpg19
19.Exetel19
20.EXETEL-Broadband16
21.Iinet-sixnet16
22.Choopa13
23.Myrepublicnets12
24.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd12
25.TowardEX Technologies International12

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 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Internode970
2.Telstra Internet818
3.Skymesh210
4.Hurricane Electric49
5.Apnic Portables834
6.Iinet32
7.Japan Network Information Center22
8.Optusinternet21
9.Foxtel20
10.Tpg17
11.Exetel12
12.Overthewire11
13.Apnic Portables211
14.Choopa11
15.Iinet-sixnet10
16.Vocus10
17.Vodafone10
18.Mf-native69
19.Spininternet8
20.EXETEL-Broadband8
21.Firenet6
22.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd6
23.Aarnet6
24.Aarnet-broker6
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 (Mar 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Exetel1900.0%19100.0%
2.Quantcast Corporation600.0%6100.0%
3.TowardEX Technologies International1200.0%12100.0%
4.Sky Broadband500.0%5100.0%
5.Foxtel2500.0%25100.0%
6.Infinitenet500.0%5100.0%
7.Overthewire2314.3%2295.7%
8.Upsi35514.3%3085.7%
9.Apnic Portables861914.8%5285.2%
10.Internode1,73528416.4%1,45183.6%
11.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd12216.7%1083.3%
12.Mammothmedia28517.9%2382.1%
13.Mf-native611218.2%981.8%
14.Skymesh4539120.1%36279.9%
15.Apnic Portables2701622.9%5477.1%
16.Hsl771823.4%5976.6%
17.Aarnet8225.0%675.0%
18.Iinet-sixnet16425.0%1275.0%
19.Aarnet-broker21628.6%1571.4%
20.Japan Network Information Center30930.0%2170.0%
21.Hurricane Electric863237.2%5462.8%
22.Comcast Cable Communications5240.0%360.0%
23.Telstra Internet1,30855542.4%75357.6%
24.Firenet9555.6%444.4%
25.Spininternet11872.7%327.3%

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 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Overthewire23330.2 Mbps
2.Vodafone2243.8 Mbps
3.Iinet4713.7 Mbps
4.Myrepublicnets1212.6 Mbps
5.Telstra Internet1,30812.6 Mbps
6.Apnic Portables27011.4 Mbps
7.Internode1,7357.2 Mbps
8.Apnic Portables8615.8 Mbps
9.Skymesh4535.1 Mbps
10.EXETEL-Broadband164.4 Mbps
11.Mammothmedia283.9 Mbps
12.Aarnet-broker213.6 Mbps
13.Hsl773.6 Mbps
14.Optusinternet253.2 Mbps
15.Foxtel252.7 Mbps
16.Choopa132.2 Mbps
17.Iinet-sixnet160.8 Mbps
18.Mf-native6110.0 Mbps
19.Vocus530.0 Mbps
20.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd70.0 Mbps
21.Exetel-ADSL110.0 Mbps
22.Infinitenet50.0 Mbps
23.Spininternet110.0 Mbps
24.Upsi350.0 Mbps
25.Hosting Services50.0 Mbps