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 (Sep 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode1,760
2.Telstra Internet1,510
3.Apnic Portables8223
4.Skymesh160
5.Telecubeptyltd129
6.EXETEL-Broadband118
7.Iinet102
8.Apnic Portables298
9.The Signal Co.98
10.Mf-transix-e65
11.Hurricane Electric50
12.Mf-transix-w43
13.Choopa41
14.Optusinternet35
15.Tpg30
16.Vocus29
17.Japan Network Information Center28
18.Harbourispptyltd23
19.Iinet-sixnet22
20.Tsc-inet21
21.Ausprivate20
22.iiNet Limited20
23.Mammothmedia17
24.Pacificwireless16
25.Aapt14

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, Sep 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Telstra Internet1,031
2.Internode747
3.Apnic Portables8138
4.Skymesh114
5.Apnic Portables251
6.The Signal Co.50
7.Mf-transix-e49
8.Iinet49
9.Telecubeptyltd47
10.Hurricane Electric36
11.Mf-transix-w25
12.EXETEL-Broadband25
13.Optusinternet24
14.Japan Network Information Center23
15.Tpg17
16.Iinet-sixnet16
17.Vocus15
18.Choopa15
19.Aapt12
20.Pacificwireless12
21.Foxtel11
22.Harbourispptyltd11
23.Myrepublicnets10
24.Tsc-inet9
25.iiNet Limited9

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 (Sep 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Exetel700.0%7100.0%
2.Whu6-cernet500.0%5100.0%
3.Jpne-ip6600.0%6100.0%
4.Daniel Watson t/a HostLink500.0%5100.0%
5.Foxtel1400.0%14100.0%
6.Lbpl600.0%6100.0%
7.Hurricane Electric5000.0%50100.0%
8.The Signal Co.9855.1%9394.9%
9.Aarnet1119.1%1090.9%
10.Amaysim10110.0%990.0%
11.Mf-transix-w43511.6%3888.4%
12.Iinet-sixnet22313.6%1986.4%
13.SoftLayer7114.3%685.7%
14.Internode1,76027315.5%1,48784.5%
15.Skymesh1602817.5%13282.5%
16.Telstra Internet1,51027117.9%1,23982.1%
17.Japan Network Information Center28621.4%2278.6%
18.Apnic Portables2982424.5%7475.5%
19.Choopa411229.3%2970.7%
20.Apnic Portables82237332.7%15067.3%
21.Telecubeptyltd1294534.9%8465.1%
22.Mf-transix-e652640.0%3960.0%
23.Mammothmedia17847.1%952.9%
24.Colocity12650.0%650.0%
25.Pacificwireless16956.3%743.8%

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 (Sep 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Apnic Portables822331.4 Mbps
2.Choopa4117.2 Mbps
3.Telstra Internet1,51014.7 Mbps
4.Skymesh16011.3 Mbps
5.Internode1,7608.9 Mbps
6.Telecubeptyltd1297.9 Mbps
7.Optusinternet357.0 Mbps
8.Iinet1024.5 Mbps
9.Apnic Portables2982.7 Mbps
10.The Signal Co.982.6 Mbps
11.M2-dodo121.3 Mbps
12.Foxtel141.3 Mbps
13.EXETEL-Broadband1180.9 Mbps
14.Daniel Watson t/a HostLink50.7 Mbps
15.Ausprivate200.3 Mbps
16.Pacificwireless160.2 Mbps
17.Whu6-cernet50.0 Mbps
18.Jpne-ip660.0 Mbps
19.Myrepublic PTY LTD70.0 Mbps
20.Tpa50.0 Mbps
21.Harbourispptyltd230.0 Mbps
22.Tsc-inet210.0 Mbps
23.Lbpl60.0 Mbps
24.Apnic70.0 Mbps
25.SoftLayer70.0 Mbps