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 (Dec 2016)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Internode1,735
2.Telstra Internet1,195
3.Skymesh166
4.Iinet-sixnet128
5.Apnic Portables8106
6.Aarnet89
7.Aarnet-broker82
8.Hurricane Electric49
9.Iinet47
10.Mammothmedia45
11.Optusinternet39
12.Vodafone38
13.Tpg38
14.Foxtel24
15.Hsl22
16.Overthewire22
17.Exetel17
18.TowardEX Technologies International15
19.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd13
20.Choopa11
21.EXETEL-Broadband11
22.Ivery11
23.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd10
24.Vocus10
25.Curtinuni9

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, Dec 2016)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Internode890
2.Telstra Internet783
3.Skymesh104
4.Apnic Portables859
5.Iinet-sixnet48
6.Aarnet39
7.Iinet31
8.Hurricane Electric27
9.Vodafone22
10.Tpg21
11.Optusinternet18
12.Foxtel16
13.Aarnet-broker15
14.TowardEX Technologies International14
15.Exetel12
16.Overthewire9
17.Choopa7
18.Vocus7
19.Apnic Portables26
20.Apnic Portable5
21.Tasmanet4
22.Ivery4
23.Nehos3
24.Mammothmedia3
25.EXETEL-Broadband3

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 (Dec 2016)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd1300.0%13100.0%
2.Ivery1100.0%11100.0%
3.TowardEX Technologies International1500.0%15100.0%
4.Mammothmedia4536.7%4293.3%
5.Curtinuni9111.1%888.9%
6.Skymesh1662012.0%14688.0%
7.Foxtel24312.5%2187.5%
8.Iinet-sixnet1282217.2%10682.8%
9.Internode1,73534319.8%1,39280.2%
10.Tasmanet5120.0%480.0%
11.Hurricane Electric491224.5%3775.5%
12.Telstra Internet1,19531126.0%88474.0%
13.Hsl22627.3%1672.7%
14.Apnic Portables81063230.2%7469.8%
15.Overthewire22731.8%1568.2%
16.Nehos5240.0%360.0%
17.Exetel17847.1%952.9%
18.Aarnet894348.3%4651.7%
19.Aarnet-broker824554.9%3745.1%
20.Apnic Portable7457.1%342.9%
21.Vodafone382463.2%1436.8%
22.Choopa11872.7%327.3%
23.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd10880.0%220.0%
24.Vocus10880.0%220.0%
25.Chasturt-uni6583.3%116.7%

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 (Dec 2016)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Curtinuni9135.4 Mbps
2.Aarnet-broker8276.9 Mbps
3.Vodafone3827.2 Mbps
4.Telstra Internet1,19514.4 Mbps
5.Tasmanet514.3 Mbps
6.TowardEX Technologies International1512.5 Mbps
7.Internode1,7357.8 Mbps
8.Iinet-sixnet1285.8 Mbps
9.SingTel Optus Pty Ltd105.6 Mbps
10.Exetel175.4 Mbps
11.Apnic Portables81064.8 Mbps
12.Aarnet893.7 Mbps
13.Skymesh1663.3 Mbps
14.Hsl223.0 Mbps
15.Foxtel242.8 Mbps
16.Tpg381.7 Mbps
17.Iinet471.6 Mbps
18.Overthewire221.6 Mbps
19.Mammothmedia450.8 Mbps
20.Optusinternet390.8 Mbps
21.Choopa110.0 Mbps
22.Nehos50.0 Mbps
23.Apnic Portables260.0 Mbps
24.Chasturt-uni60.0 Mbps
25.Hurricane Electric490.0 Mbps