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 (Nov 2016)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.DTAG European region9,338
2.Kabeldeutschland6,126
3.Unitymedia4,662
4.Hurricane Electric3,322
5.KabelBW3,101
6.Telekom Deutschland GmbH1,205
7.Mnet791
8.Hetzner780
9.NetCologne GmbH624
10.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH519
11.Deutsche Telekom AG514
12.Tele Columbus AG467
13.DGW Network463
14.Leaseweb Germany GmbH433
15.wilhelm.tel GmbH381
16.RIPE Network Coordination Centre293
17.Arcor-ip231
18.KMS Network204
19.Contabo GmbH194
20.myLoc managed IT AG182
21.Netcup-gmbh169
22.Foerderverein Freie Netzwerke e.V.166
23.Freifunk Rheinland e.V.156
24.Dfn151
25.htp GmbH147

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, Nov 2016)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.DTAG European region5,623
2.Kabeldeutschland3,522
3.Unitymedia2,113
4.KabelBW1,924
5.Hurricane Electric1,638
6.Telekom Deutschland GmbH903
7.Mnet468
8.NetCologne GmbH399
9.Deutsche Telekom AG355
10.Hetzner334
11.DGW Network288
12.PrimaCom Berlin GmbH280
13.Tele Columbus AG270
14.RIPE Network Coordination Centre266
15.wilhelm.tel GmbH258
16.Arcor-ip137
17.KMS Network125
18.Dfn95
19.htp GmbH94
20.Telefonica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG88
21.Foerderverein Freie Netzwerke e.V.83
22.Hansenet81
23.Freifunk Rheinland e.V.76
24.Easynet Group plc66
25.inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA64

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 (Nov 2016)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.muenet500.0%5100.0%
2.Fh-muenster500.0%5100.0%
3.Rocket Internet SE500.0%5100.0%
4.vollmar.net2500.0%25100.0%
5.Schlund1100.0%11100.0%
6.Gigabit ApS1800.0%18100.0%
7.Hosting purposes600.0%6100.0%
8.Wortmann Ag700.0%7100.0%
9.Lambdanet600.0%6100.0%
10.UniBonn1800.0%18100.0%
11.combahton IT Services600.0%6100.0%
12.R-KOM Regensburger Telekommunikations GmbH & Co. KG600.0%6100.0%
13.Her Initial1100.0%11100.0%
14.ACHSEv61000.0%10100.0%
15.regio iT GmbH500.0%5100.0%
16.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology3912.6%3897.4%
17.Nynex-fiber3013.3%2996.7%
18.Freifunk Rheinland DUS5635.4%5394.6%
19.Datev eG3326.1%3193.9%
20.Webdiscount3026.7%2893.3%
21.Easynet Group plc141107.1%13192.9%
22.Joey-Network141107.1%13192.9%
23.tkrz Stadtwerke GmbH2827.1%2692.9%
24.Vodafone Spain Internet Services1317.7%1292.3%
25.SWU-Telenet2627.7%2492.3%

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 (Nov 2016)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Qskills30377.1 Mbps
2.Her Initial11292.4 Mbps
3.myLoc managed IT AG182211.5 Mbps
4.Choopa35195.4 Mbps
5.Belwue88152.6 Mbps
6.Nynex-fiber30146.0 Mbps
7.Rocket Internet SE5123.6 Mbps
8.UniBonn18112.6 Mbps
9.EK 401 GmbH13103.3 Mbps
10.R-KOM Regensburger Telekommunikations GmbH & Co. KG696.8 Mbps
11.Gigabit ApS1880.1 Mbps
12.Datev eG3366.8 Mbps
13.Hetzner78053.1 Mbps
14.Deutsche Telekom large3550.2 Mbps
15.DGW Network46348.4 Mbps
16.Joey-Network14148.1 Mbps
17.NeckarCom644.2 Mbps
18.Kabeldeutschland6,12643.4 Mbps
19.SinnerSchrader Deutschland GmbH940.9 Mbps
20.Core-Backbone5140.1 Mbps
21.Jortgies1539.2 Mbps
22.Pfalzkom5938.3 Mbps
23.Leibniz-Rechenzentrum Muenchen4638.3 Mbps
24.wilhelm.tel GmbH38138.1 Mbps
25.envia TEL GmbH2238.0 Mbps