IPv6 in Belgium

These graphs show the evolution of default protocol, v6 address types, and average bandwidth in Belgium over time. They are generated using the data collected by tens of thousands of tests that are done monthly at the ipv6-test.com connection test page, and are updated on a monthly basis.

Overall IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Belgium

The graph below 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.

Overall IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Belgium

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 in Belgium (Jan 2014)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Belgacom405
2.Telenet163
3.Edpnet101
4.Voo90
5.Hurricane Electric69
6.Belnet60
7.Easynet Group plc43
8.Skynetbe25
9.Ss16
10.gogo6 Inc.10
11.Brutele6
12.Belgacom NV/SA5
13.EVONET Belgium Internet5
14.Technicolor5

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Belgium (unique addresses)

The graph below 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.

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Belgium (unique addresses)

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 in Belgium (unique addresses, Jan 2014)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Belgacom284
2.Telenet105
3.Voo58
4.Edpnet51
5.Belnet32
6.Hurricane Electric32
7.Easynet Group plc21
8.Skynetbe17
9.gogo6 Inc.10
10.Belgacom NV/SA4
11.EVONET Belgium Internet4
12.Ss3
13.Technicolor2
14.Brutele2

Default browser protocol in Belgium

The graph below 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 red bars will grow taller than the blue ones.

Default browser protocol in Belgium

Default browser protocol in Belgium (dual-stack users)

The graph below 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.

Default browser protocol in Belgium (dual-stack users)

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 default in Belgium (Jan 2014)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.gogo6 Inc.1000.0%10100.0%
2.Voo901314.4%7785.6%
3.Belnet60915.0%5185.0%
4.Edpnet1011716.8%8483.2%
5.Ss16318.8%1381.3%
6.Belgacom NV/SA5120.0%480.0%
7.Technicolor5120.0%480.0%
8.Belgacom40513332.8%27267.2%
9.Easynet Group plc431637.2%2762.8%
10.Hurricane Electric692637.7%4362.3%
11.Telenet1637042.9%9357.1%
12.EVONET Belgium Internet5360.0%240.0%
13.Brutele6466.7%233.3%
14.Skynetbe252392.0%28.0%

IPv6 address types in Belgium

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.

IPv6 address types in Belgium

Downstream bandwidth in Belgium

This one 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.

Downstream bandwidth in Belgium

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 speed in Belgium (Jan 2014)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Ss1660.0 Mbps
2.EVONET Belgium Internet548.4 Mbps
3.Hurricane Electric6947.7 Mbps
4.Telenet16343.3 Mbps
5.Belnet6042.0 Mbps
6.Voo9030.7 Mbps
7.Easynet Group plc4325.8 Mbps
8.Belgacom40518.3 Mbps
9.Edpnet10112.5 Mbps
10.Skynetbe257.3 Mbps
11.Belgacom NV/SA53.3 Mbps
12.Brutele62.3 Mbps
13.Technicolor51.9 Mbps
14.gogo6 Inc.100.0 Mbps