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 (Nov 2023)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Google LLC645
2.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.424
3.TELUS Communications Inc372
4.Shaw Communications Inc.229
5.Hurricane Electric LLC154
6.Cogeco Cable93
7.Cloudflare, Inc.86
8.TELUS Communications Inc.79
9.SpaceX Starlink77
10.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.54
11.Wightman Telecom48
13.Bell Mobility Inc36
14.Akamai Technologies, Inc.30
15.Bell Mobility Inc.27
16.Cogent Communications26
17.Ovh Sas20
18.Shuhao Dong20
19.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.20
20.Google, LLC17
21.Videotron Ltee14
22.Cogeco Connexion inc11
23.Amanah Tech Inc.11
24.Multacom Corporation11
25.M247 Europe SRL8

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, Nov 2023)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.303
2.TELUS Communications Inc183
3.Shaw Communications Inc.129
4.Hurricane Electric LLC84
5.TELUS Communications Inc.65
6.Cloudflare, Inc.60
7.Google LLC57
8.SpaceX Starlink53
9.Cogeco Cable52
10.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.35
11.Bell Mobility Inc31
13.Bell Mobility Inc.20
14.Akamai Technologies, Inc.16
15.Ovh Sas10
16.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.10
17.Multacom Corporation8
18.Cogeco Connexion inc8
19.Videotron Ltee7
20.Google, LLC6
21.Wightman Telecom5
22.Amanah Tech Inc.5
24.Free Cloud Hosting Inc.5
25.August Internet Limited4

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 (Nov 2023)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee600.0%6100.0%
2.Limewave Communications800.0%8100.0%
3.Google, LLC1700.0%17100.0%
5.Cogent Communications2600.0%26100.0%
6.Videotron Ltee1400.0%14100.0%
8.Bell Mobility Inc3612.8%3597.2%
9.Cloudflare, Inc.8633.5%8396.5%
10.TELUS Communications Inc.7933.8%7696.2%
11.SpaceX Starlink7733.9%7496.1%
12.Shaw Communications Inc.229125.2%21794.8%
13.Bell Mobility Inc.2727.4%2592.6%
14.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.5447.4%5092.6%
15.TELUS Communications Inc372318.3%34191.7%
16.Multacom Corporation1119.1%1090.9%
17.Amanah Tech Inc.1119.1%1090.9%
18.Shuhao Dong20210.0%1890.0%
19.Cogeco Cable931010.8%8389.2%
20.Hurricane Electric LLC1541711.0%13789.0%
21.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.4244711.1%37788.9%
22.Wightman Telecom48714.6%4185.4%
23.Akamai Technologies, Inc.30516.7%2583.3%
24.Free Cloud Hosting Inc.5120.0%480.0%
25.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.20525.0%1575.0%

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 (Nov 2023)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.54234.5 Mbps
2.August Internet Limited6165.4 Mbps
3.Cogeco Cable93139.7 Mbps
4.Akamai Technologies, Inc.30122.7 Mbps
5.Google, LLC17111.1 Mbps
6.Shaw Communications Inc.229102.5 Mbps
7.Videotron Ltee1481.3 Mbps
8.TELUS Communications Inc37278.8 Mbps
9.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.42469.6 Mbps
10.Cloudflare, Inc.8669.5 Mbps
11.Hurricane Electric LLC15456.4 Mbps
12.TELUS Communications Inc.7951.7 Mbps
13.Cogeco Connexion inc1144.9 Mbps
14.SpaceX Starlink7732.2 Mbps
15.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.200.7 Mbps
16.Bell Mobility Inc.270.0 Mbps
17.Multacom Corporation110.0 Mbps
18.Maximelavieille80.0 Mbps
19.Chinanet50.0 Mbps
20.Shuhao Dong200.0 Mbps
21.Amanah Tech Inc.110.0 Mbps
22.M247 Europe SRL80.0 Mbps
23.Bell Mobility Inc360.0 Mbps
24.Wightman Telecom480.0 Mbps
25.Cogent Communications260.0 Mbps