Germany IPv6 in Germany

These graphs show the evolution of default protocol, v6 address types, and average bandwidth in Germany 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 Germany

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 Germany (Sep 2018)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.DTAG European region4,463
2.Unitymedia3,296
3.KabelBW2,030
4.Kabeldeutschland1,654
5.Versatel Deutschland1,148
6.Telekom Deutschland GmbH726
7.Hurricane Electric653
8.Hurricane Electric LLC435
9.DGW Network429
10.wilhelm.tel GmbH332
11.Hetzner306
12.M247 Ltd263
13.Mnet255
14.Hansenet236
15.NetCologne GmbH206
16.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH198
17.Dfn146
18.Netcup-gmbh120
19.Tele Columbus AG117
20.Freifunk Rheinland BER96
21.myLoc managed IT AG72
22.KMS Network65
23.Linode56
24.F3 Netze e.V.52
25.Leaseweb Germany GmbH46

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Germany (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 Germany (unique addresses, Sep 2018)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.DTAG European region2,645
2.Unitymedia1,669
3.KabelBW1,051
4.Kabeldeutschland1,025
5.Versatel Deutschland740
6.Telekom Deutschland GmbH521
7.Hurricane Electric328
8.DGW Network280
9.Hurricane Electric LLC246
10.Mnet168
11.Hansenet160
12.Hetzner137
13.wilhelm.tel GmbH133
14.NetCologne GmbH133
15.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH89
16.Tele Columbus AG78
17.Dfn69
18.KMS Network53
19.M247 Ltd39
20.Freifunk Rheinland BER36
21.htp GmbH30
22.inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA26
23.Space24
24.Arcor-ip24
25.Deutsche Telekom AG22

Default browser protocol in Germany

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 Germany (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 Germany (Sep 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Epcan GmbH900.0%9100.0%
2.KMS Network6500.0%65100.0%
3.Das AS der Netcom1700.0%17100.0%
4.Strato Rechenzentrum2000.0%20100.0%
5.Freifunk Rheinland FRA1300.0%13100.0%
6.as24679.net / HWDE600.0%6100.0%
7.First Colo2800.0%28100.0%
8.William Weber500.0%5100.0%
9.Verein zur Foerderung freier Netze Region Mittlerer Oberrhein e.V.600.0%6100.0%
10.Nynex2600.0%26100.0%
11.myVirtualserver800.0%8100.0%
12.DNA Oyj900.0%9100.0%
13.Vitroconnect GmbH900.0%9100.0%
14.TAL.DE Klaus Internet Service GmbH1100.0%11100.0%
15.University of Muenster1700.0%17100.0%
16.CCNST Christof Englmeier e.K.500.0%5100.0%
17.Rlp1600.0%16100.0%
18.Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum500.0%5100.0%
19.RIPE Network Coordination Center600.0%6100.0%
20.Landeshauptstadt Muenchen, it@M600.0%6100.0%
21.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH19852.5%19397.5%
22.htp GmbH4524.4%4395.6%
23.DOKOM Gesellschaft fuer Telekommunikation mbH2114.8%2095.2%
24.Belwue3925.1%3794.9%
25.RST Datentechnik GmbH1915.3%1894.7%

IPv6 address types in Germany

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 Germany

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 Germany (Sep 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Hetzner Online GmbH14381.4 Mbps
2.myLoc managed IT AG72173.4 Mbps
3.Dfn146127.9 Mbps
4.Netcup-gmbh120124.3 Mbps
5.Joey Julian Koenig20111.7 Mbps
6.DGW Network429109.8 Mbps
7.Unitymedia3,296102.5 Mbps
8.Hetzner306102.2 Mbps
9.Tele Columbus AG117101.8 Mbps
10.Kabeldeutschland1,65476.8 Mbps
11.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH19872.1 Mbps
12.Telekom Deutschland GmbH72671.0 Mbps
13.DOKOM Gesellschaft fuer Telekommunikation mbH2170.6 Mbps
14.Rlp1670.5 Mbps
15.KabelBW2,03066.7 Mbps
16.wilhelm.tel GmbH33261.3 Mbps
17.SinnerSchrader Deutschland GmbH657.4 Mbps
18.Hse-medianet1551.6 Mbps
19.NetCologne GmbH20651.1 Mbps
20.Contabo GmbH3149.1 Mbps
21.EK 401 GmbH549.0 Mbps
22.Vodafone743.7 Mbps
23.Daimler842.0 Mbps
24.Amazon Technologies Inc1441.2 Mbps
25.Mnet25539.8 Mbps