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 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.widebandnetv62,045
2.Telstra Internet737
3.Internode503
4.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd134
5.Hurricane Electric LLC59
6.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD49
7.2405:6e00::/3241
8.Ovh Sas41
9.The Signal Co. Wireless38
10.Hurricane Electric34
11.Skymesh30
12.Colocity30
13.DCS Internet27
14.Energy Retail Limited25
15.No.31, Jin-rong Street20
16.Launtel PTY LTD19
17.Apnic Portables819
18.iiNet Limited17
19.Choopa15
20.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd15
21.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd10
22.Hosteons Pte. Ltd10
23.Tpg9
24.TPG Internet Pty Ltd8
25.ARTERIA Networks Corporation8

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 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.widebandnetv61,040
2.Telstra Internet478
3.Internode300
4.2405:6e00::/3235
5.Hurricane Electric LLC27
6.Energy Retail Limited21
7.Skymesh19
8.Apnic Portables816
9.Choopa14
10.DCS Internet14
11.iiNet Limited13
12.Launtel PTY LTD13
13.The Signal Co. Wireless12
14.Tpg9
15.No.31, Jin-rong Street8
16.ARTERIA Networks Corporation8
17.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd7
18.Hurricane Electric6
19.Exetel5
20.Hosteons Pte. Ltd4
21.TPG Internet Pty Ltd4
22.2405:6e00:e80::/433
23.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd3
24.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd3
25.Ovh Sas2

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Skymesh3000.0%30100.0%
2.The Signal Co. Wireless3800.0%38100.0%
3.Exetel700.0%7100.0%
4.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd13400.0%134100.0%
5.ARTERIA Networks Corporation800.0%8100.0%
6.Colocity3000.0%30100.0%
7.Ovh Sas4112.4%4097.6%
8.DCS Internet2713.7%2696.3%
9.Launtel PTY LTD19210.5%1789.5%
10.Tpg9111.1%888.9%
11.2405:6e00::/3241512.2%3687.8%
12.2405:6e00:e80::/435120.0%480.0%
13.Choopa15320.0%1280.0%
14.Energy Retail Limited25520.0%2080.0%
15.Telstra Internet73715921.6%57878.4%
16.widebandnetv62,04545722.3%1,58877.7%
17.Internode50312324.5%38075.5%
18.Hurricane Electric341132.4%2367.6%
19.No.31, Jin-rong Street201050.0%1050.0%
20.Hurricane Electric LLC593355.9%2644.1%
21.iiNet Limited171058.8%741.2%
22.Apnic Portables8191368.4%631.6%
23.Hosteons Pte. Ltd10770.0%330.0%
24.TPG Internet Pty Ltd8675.0%225.0%
25.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd10990.0%110.0%

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 (Jan 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.widebandnetv62,04520.6 Mbps
2.TPG Internet Pty Ltd815.4 Mbps
3.Energy Retail Limited2513.1 Mbps
4.Telstra Internet73710.2 Mbps
5.Apnic Portables81910.0 Mbps
6.DCS Internet279.5 Mbps
7.Internode5039.4 Mbps
8.iiNet Limited175.1 Mbps
9.2405:6e00:e80::/4353.8 Mbps
10.Hurricane Electric343.2 Mbps
11.Hurricane Electric LLC592.4 Mbps
12.Choopa152.2 Mbps
13.No.31, Jin-rong Street201.8 Mbps
14.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd100.5 Mbps
15.Exetel70.5 Mbps
16.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD490.0 Mbps
17.Ovh Sas410.0 Mbps
18.The Signal Co. Wireless380.0 Mbps
19.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd150.0 Mbps
20.Colocity300.0 Mbps
21.Launtel PTY LTD190.0 Mbps
22.2405:6e00::/32410.0 Mbps
23.ARTERIA Networks Corporation80.0 Mbps
24.Tpg90.0 Mbps
25.Hosteons Pte. Ltd100.0 Mbps