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 (Feb 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.DTAG European region14,887
2.Kabeldeutschland7,894
3.Unitymedia4,081
4.KabelBW3,956
5.Hurricane Electric2,806
6.Mnet1,362
7.Telekom Deutschland GmbH1,216
8.Leaseweb Germany GmbH732
9.Hetzner655
10.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH642
11.DGW Network556
12.Tele Columbus AG547
13.NetCologne GmbH498
14.Deutsche Telekom AG441
15.Contabo GmbH404
16.RIPE Network Coordination Centre371
17.inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA240
18.Freifunk Rheinland First Network228
19.wilhelm.tel GmbH182
20.Dfn177
21.Telefonica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG164
22.Freifunk Rheinland BER127
23.KMS Network123
24.Hansenet118
25.SpeedPartner GmbH116

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, Feb 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.DTAG European region6,463
2.Kabeldeutschland4,092
3.Unitymedia2,411
4.KabelBW2,373
5.Hurricane Electric1,278
6.Telekom Deutschland GmbH968
7.Mnet585
8.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH374
9.DGW Network368
10.NetCologne GmbH351
11.RIPE Network Coordination Centre302
12.Deutsche Telekom AG278
13.Tele Columbus AG277
14.Hetzner256
15.inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA164
16.wilhelm.tel GmbH146
17.Freifunk Rheinland First Network117
18.Dfn112
19.Telefonica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG97
20.KMS Network89
21.Hansenet79
22.Arcor-ip78
23.htp GmbH77
24.Freifunk Rheinland BER64
25.Freifunk Rheinland e.V.62

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 (Feb 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Swbdata500.0%5100.0%
2.ACHSEv6700.0%7100.0%
3.Choopa1000.0%10100.0%
4.Datev eG500.0%5100.0%
5.Ovh1700.0%17100.0%
6.UO Network1400.0%14100.0%
7.fiberONE1300.0%13100.0%
8.Laxin1000.0%10100.0%
9.De-schlund2700.0%27100.0%
10.IP via interwerk.de600.0%6100.0%
11.Bnk700.0%7100.0%
12.Nynex500.0%5100.0%
13.Artfiles New Media GmbH1100.0%11100.0%
14.Advanced Leased Lines500.0%5100.0%
15.Orange S.A.2400.0%24100.0%
16.Rogers Cable Communications Inc.500.0%5100.0%
17.Stiegeler Internet Service GmbH & Co. KG - FTTH Brigachtal600.0%6100.0%
18.ProXad network / Free SAS1900.0%19100.0%
19.WIBO International s.r.o.500.0%5100.0%
20.Comcast Cable Communications900.0%9100.0%
21.Hamcom500.0%5100.0%
22.Lh-muc-ha3500.0%5100.0%
23.T-Mobile USA500.0%5100.0%
24.XS4ALL networking600.0%6100.0%
25.Freifunk Rheinland FRA10932.8%10697.2%

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 (Feb 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Her Initial13223.0 Mbps
2.myLoc managed IT AG51194.4 Mbps
3.fiberONE13192.0 Mbps
4.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology17133.6 Mbps
5.Deutsche Telekom large30120.0 Mbps
6.Lambdanet798.5 Mbps
7.Nynex-fiber2694.4 Mbps
8.EK 401 GmbH2585.4 Mbps
9.Hetzner65578.4 Mbps
10.UEWAG via VSENET575.5 Mbps
11.Belwue6172.9 Mbps
12.DGW Network55660.2 Mbps
13.Dfn17760.2 Mbps
14.C.C.D. Cogent Communications Deutschland GmbH654.5 Mbps
15.Datev eG554.2 Mbps
16.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH64252.5 Mbps
17.KMS Network12348.3 Mbps
18.Kabeldeutschland7,89448.1 Mbps
19.Versatel Deutschland3547.6 Mbps
20.Bnk746.9 Mbps
21.UniBonn1745.1 Mbps
22.De-schlund2744.7 Mbps
23.Vitroconnect GmbH1844.4 Mbps
24.Unitymedia4,08142.8 Mbps
25.Jortgies2541.8 Mbps