Canada IPv6 in Canada

These graphs show the evolution of default protocol, v6 address types, and average bandwidth in Canada over time.

They are generated using the data collected by the connection test page, and are updated on a monthly basis.

Overall IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Canada

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 Canada (Sep 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.3,940
2.TELUS Communications Inc.1,540
3.Hurricane Electric1,164
4.TekSavvy Solutions581
5.Cogeco Cable Holdings Inc575
6.Cogeco Cable Inc.329
7.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee227
8.Start Communications193
9.Bell Mobility Inc.191
10.OVH Hosting139
12.LogicWeb Inc.53
13.IAAK Technologies Inc.52
14.Bell Canada50
15.Carleton University48
16.Blackberry Limited45
17.Shaw Communications Inc.45
18.Oricom Internet43
20.Digital Ocean39
21.Wightman Telecom36
22.TekSavvy Solutions Inc.33
23.Cipherkey Exchange Corp.29
24.Persona Communications Inc.29
25.Behaviour Interactive Inc.28

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Canada (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 Canada (unique addresses, Sep 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.2,346
2.TELUS Communications Inc.590
3.Hurricane Electric460
4.TekSavvy Solutions318
5.Cogeco Cable Holdings Inc213
6.Cogeco Cable Inc.175
7.Bell Mobility Inc.136
8.Start Communications125
9.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee92
10.OVH Hosting64
11.Bell Canada37
12.Shaw Communications Inc.32
13.Carleton University29
14.Blackberry Limited29
15.Oricom Internet25
16.Cipherkey Exchange Corp.22
17.TekSavvy Solutions Inc.20
18.Comcast Cable Communications17
19.Xplornet Communications Inc.16
20.Source Cable Ltd.15
21.VMedia Inc15
22.Distributel Communications Ltd.14
23.Storm Internet Services13
24.LogicWeb Inc.11

Default browser protocol in Canada

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 Canada (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 Canada (Sep 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
2.Rcs&rds S.a.500.0%5100.0%
3.AT&T Internet Services800.0%8100.0%
4.Hughes Network Systems600.0%6100.0%
5.University of Waterloo500.0%5100.0%
6.VivosWeb Inc.500.0%5100.0%
8.Allstream Corp.1000.0%10100.0%
9.Beanfield Technologies Inc.2100.0%21100.0%
10.St. Michaels University School600.0%6100.0%
11.Wightman Telecom3612.8%3597.2%
12.Storm Internet Services1715.9%1694.1%
13.Source Cable Ltd.1715.9%1694.1%
14.Oricom Internet4337.0%4093.0%
15.Carleton University4848.3%4491.7%
16.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.3,94041510.5%3,52589.5%
17.Hurricane Electric1,16413611.7%1,02888.3%
18.Novus Entertainment Inc.16212.5%1487.5%
19.Start Communications1932714.0%16686.0%
20.sergent telecom inc6116.7%583.3%
21.Fibrenoire Inc.18316.7%1583.3%
22.Cogeco Cable Holdings Inc57510117.6%47482.4%
23.Blackberry Limited45817.8%3782.2%
24.Xplornet Communications Inc.22418.2%1881.8%
25.TekSavvy Solutions58110918.8%47281.2%

IPv6 address types in Canada

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 Canada

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 Canada (Sep 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Wightman Telecom36251.6 Mbps
2.Oricom Internet43173.7 Mbps
3.OVH Hosting139112.5 Mbps
4.Ebox23101.1 Mbps
5.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.3,94062.0 Mbps
6.TELUS Communications Inc.1,54054.2 Mbps
7.Blackberry Limited4550.7 Mbps
8.VivosWeb Inc.548.7 Mbps
9.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee22747.6 Mbps
10.Novus Entertainment Inc.1646.5 Mbps
11.Shaw Communications Inc.4545.1 Mbps
12.Cogeco Cable Holdings Inc57529.1 Mbps
13.Cogeco Cable Inc.32926.8 Mbps
14.Source Cable Ltd.1726.5 Mbps
15.Bell Mobility Inc.19125.6 Mbps
16.Start Communications19325.5 Mbps
17.Carleton University4825.0 Mbps
18.Hurricane Electric1,16422.9 Mbps
19.TekSavvy Solutions Inc.3316.4 Mbps
20.Alkeron Multimedia Inc.913.0 Mbps
21.VMedia Inc1812.4 Mbps
22.Xplornet Communications Inc.2212.4 Mbps
23.Distributel Communications Ltd.2812.3 Mbps
24.sergent telecom inc69.6 Mbps
25.Persona Communications Inc.298.8 Mbps