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 (Jun 2018)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode2,270
2.Telstra Internet2,113
3.widebandnetv6846
4.Telecube Pty Ltd503
5.Telecubeptyltd304
6.Apnic Portables8219
7.Hurricane Electric LLC210
8.Hurricane Electric186
9.Launtel171
10.Skymesh130
11.iiNet Limited109
12.The Signal Co. Wireless61
13.Iinet54
14.Choopa46
15.NuSkope45
16.Vodafone42
17.2405:6e00::/3238
18.Dcsi37
19.Optusinternet35
20.TPG Internet Pty Ltd33
21.Tpg31
22.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd22
23.Wisperconnect21
24.Exetel21
25.Tomfunken20

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, Jun 2018)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Telstra Internet1,501
2.Internode1,080
3.widebandnetv6316
4.Telecube Pty Ltd252
5.Apnic Portables8156
6.Telecubeptyltd144
7.Hurricane Electric LLC120
8.Hurricane Electric100
9.Launtel95
10.Skymesh85
11.iiNet Limited71
12.The Signal Co. Wireless47
13.Vodafone34
14.Iinet30
15.2405:6e00::/3230
16.Dcsi26
17.TPG Internet Pty Ltd25
18.Choopa24
19.Tpg24
20.NuSkope21
21.Optusinternet19
22.AAPT Limited13
23.Exetel12
24.Apnic12
25.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd11

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 (Jun 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Nehos1100.0%11100.0%
2.Wisperconnect2100.0%21100.0%
3.Zettanet500.0%5100.0%
4.Mf-transix-w500.0%5100.0%
5.Aid600.0%6100.0%
6.Dtsnet500.0%5100.0%
7.Solnode500.0%5100.0%
8.The Signal Co. Wireless6123.3%5996.7%
9.Apnic Portables21317.7%1292.3%
10.Exetel2129.5%1990.5%
11.Upc Pl9111.1%888.9%
12.Vodafone42511.9%3788.1%
13.Tomfunken20315.0%1785.0%
14.L33tnetworks6116.7%583.3%
15.Telstra Internet2,11337017.5%1,74382.5%
16.widebandnetv684615218.0%69482.0%
17.Mf-transix-e11218.2%981.8%
18.Skymesh1302418.5%10681.5%
19.Telecubeptyltd3045718.8%24781.3%
20.Launtel1713419.9%13780.1%
21.AT&T Global Network Services, LLC5120.0%480.0%
22.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd5120.0%480.0%
23.Wombatservers-sy35120.0%480.0%
24.Internode2,27049821.9%1,77278.1%
25.Telecube Pty Ltd50312224.3%38175.7%

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 (Jun 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.The Signal Co. Wireless61166.7 Mbps
2.Australian Academic and Research Network763.7 Mbps
3.Apnic Portables821943.0 Mbps
4.Aarnet-anu-act1133.4 Mbps
5.Choopa4629.1 Mbps
6.AT&T Global Network Services, LLC527.3 Mbps
7.Exetel2126.2 Mbps
8.widebandnetv684624.2 Mbps
9.Wideband1124.2 Mbps
10.Upc Pl923.2 Mbps
11.Optusinternet3521.3 Mbps
12.Telstra Internet2,11320.9 Mbps
13.Southern Phone Company Ltd1517.0 Mbps
14.Launtel17116.7 Mbps
15.Mammothmedia1416.0 Mbps
16.Apnic1715.5 Mbps
17.Skymesh13015.0 Mbps
18.Telecubeptyltd30413.9 Mbps
19.NuSkope4513.4 Mbps
20.Internode2,27012.7 Mbps
21.Hurricane Electric18610.2 Mbps
22.Vocus Connect Pty Ltd1410.1 Mbps
23.Apnic Portables2139.8 Mbps
24.iiNet Limited1099.0 Mbps
25.Dcsi377.8 Mbps