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 (Nov 2018)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.widebandnetv63,990
2.Telstra Internet645
3.Internode488
4.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd169
5.Hurricane Electric91
6.Hurricane Electric LLC82
7.iiNet Limited57
8.Launtel PTY LTD53
9.Ovh Sas39
10.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd31
11.Colocity31
12.Skymesh28
13.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD26
14.The Signal Co. Wireless21
15.DCS Internet20
16.Choopa19
17.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd16
18.ARTERIA Networks Corporation15
19.Apnic Portables815
20.Dsv614
21.Energy Retail Limited12
22.Apnic Portables212
23.Area9 IT Solutions12
24.Tpg9
25.Deakin University9

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, Nov 2018)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.widebandnetv61,641
2.Telstra Internet482
3.Internode245
4.Launtel PTY LTD38
5.Hurricane Electric LLC38
6.iiNet Limited27
7.Hurricane Electric23
8.Skymesh18
9.ARTERIA Networks Corporation14
10.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd12
11.The Signal Co. Wireless12
12.DCS Internet11
13.Choopa11
14.Apnic Portables210
15.Apnic Portables89
16.Tpg9
17.Dsv68
18.Area9 IT Solutions7
19.Energy Retail Limited7
20.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd7
21.Vocus PTY LTD6
22.2405:6e00::/325
23.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd5
24.Deakin University4
25.Tasmanet3

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 (Nov 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Tasmanet800.0%8100.0%
2.Tpg900.0%9100.0%
3.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd16900.0%169100.0%
4.Colocity3100.0%31100.0%
5.Energy Retail Limited1200.0%12100.0%
6.Dsv61400.0%14100.0%
7.ARTERIA Networks Corporation1516.7%1493.3%
8.Area9 IT Solutions1218.3%1191.7%
9.The Signal Co. Wireless2129.5%1990.5%
10.Ovh Sas39410.3%3589.7%
11.Skymesh28310.7%2589.3%
12.Launtel PTY LTD53815.1%4584.9%
13.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd31516.1%2683.9%
14.Apnic Portables212216.7%1083.3%
15.widebandnetv63,99068117.1%3,30982.9%
16.Telstra Internet64513220.5%51379.5%
17.Hurricane Electric LLC821720.7%6579.3%
18.Deakin University9222.2%777.8%
19.DCS Internet20525.0%1575.0%
20.Vocus PTY LTD7228.6%571.4%
21.Internode48817034.8%31865.2%
22.2405:6e00::/325240.0%360.0%
23.iiNet Limited572340.4%3459.6%
24.Hurricane Electric914044.0%5156.0%
25.Apnic Portables815746.7%853.3%

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 (Nov 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Deakin University934.0 Mbps
2.widebandnetv63,99031.8 Mbps
3.Apnic Portables81527.6 Mbps
4.The Signal Co. Wireless2113.1 Mbps
5.Telstra Internet64512.6 Mbps
6.Internode48811.1 Mbps
7.iiNet Limited5710.9 Mbps
8.Apnic Portables2129.9 Mbps
9.Vocus PTY LTD79.9 Mbps
10.Skymesh289.8 Mbps
11.Sau97.8 Mbps
12.Choopa196.2 Mbps
13.Launtel PTY LTD535.7 Mbps
14.DCS Internet204.7 Mbps
15.Tasmanet84.6 Mbps
16.Hurricane Electric LLC823.5 Mbps
17.Wideband Networks Pty Ltd162.6 Mbps
18.Hurricane Electric912.4 Mbps
19.2405:6e00::/3251.9 Mbps
20.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd310.0 Mbps
21.Area9 IT Solutions120.0 Mbps
22.Tpg90.0 Mbps
23.Dsv6140.0 Mbps
24.Energy Retail Limited120.0 Mbps
25.Ovh Sas390.0 Mbps