France IPv6 in France

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

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 France (May 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.ProXad network / Free2,156
2.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,379
3.Orange S.A.1,375
4.Hurricane Electric LLC302
5.Online S.A.S.230
6.Ovh208
7.Bouygtel-isp164
8.Sfr151
9.Free SAS58
10.Choopa49
11.Ovh Sas48
12.Cedric Rossius34
13.Gitoyen Network27
14.DSP Herault Telecom21
15.Knet18
16.Chinanet18
17.Brenac Eurl15
18.Orange Slovensko a.s.13
19.Zichao Heng13
20.ALTINEA-Network0412
21.DSP Rennes Telecom11
22.Tetaneutral.net7
23.France Telecom Orange6
24.M247 Ltd6
25.RIPE Network Coordination Center6

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in France (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 France (unique addresses, May 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.ProXad network / Free1,196
2.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,039
3.Orange S.A.875
4.Hurricane Electric LLC132
5.Bouygtel-isp113
6.Sfr87
7.Online S.A.S.76
8.Ovh52
9.Ovh Sas35
10.Free SAS32
11.Cedric Rossius20
12.Gitoyen Network15
13.Choopa13
14.DSP Herault Telecom13
15.Brenac Eurl12
16.Knet12
17.Chinanet9
18.Orange Slovensko a.s.8
19.M247 Ltd6
20.RIPE Network Coordination Center5
21.DSP Rennes Telecom5
22.Cloudflarewarp5
23.Zichao Heng5
24.KabelBW4
25.Midway's Network4

Default browser protocol in France

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 France (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 France (May 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.KabelBW500.0%5100.0%
2.Midway's Network500.0%5100.0%
3.DSP Herault Telecom2100.0%21100.0%
4.DSP Rennes Telecom1100.0%11100.0%
5.Cedric Rossius3412.9%3397.1%
6.Bouygtel-isp16463.7%15896.3%
7.Gitoyen Network2713.7%2696.3%
8.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,379836.0%1,29694.0%
9.Zichao Heng1317.7%1292.3%
10.Sfr151138.6%13891.4%
11.Choopa49510.2%4489.8%
12.ProXad network / Free2,15626912.5%1,88787.5%
13.Orange S.A.1,37519314.0%1,18286.0%
14.Orange Slovensko a.s.13215.4%1184.6%
15.RIPE Network Coordination Center6116.7%583.3%
16.Hurricane Electric LLC3026722.2%23577.8%
17.Knet18422.2%1477.8%
18.Free SAS581424.1%4475.9%
19.Ovh Sas481939.6%2960.4%
20.Tetaneutral.net7342.9%457.1%
21.Brenac Eurl15746.7%853.3%
22.Chinanet181055.6%844.4%
23.Online S.A.S.23013860.0%9240.0%
24.Ovh20812861.5%8038.5%
25.M247 Ltd6466.7%233.3%

IPv6 address types in France

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 France

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 France (May 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Hurricane Electric LLC302490.2 Mbps
2.Orange S.A.1,375118.8 Mbps
3.Midway's Network5106.3 Mbps
4.ProXad network / Free2,15698.7 Mbps
5.Choopa4982.2 Mbps
6.Knet1880.8 Mbps
7.Free SAS5878.9 Mbps
8.Sfr15161.8 Mbps
9.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,37955.6 Mbps
10.Online S.A.S.23049.9 Mbps
11.Ovh20844.5 Mbps
12.Orange Slovensko a.s.1329.2 Mbps
13.Bouygtel-isp16427.6 Mbps
14.Chinanet1814.7 Mbps
15.DSP Herault Telecom217.8 Mbps
16.Ovh Sas483.7 Mbps
17.Brenac Eurl150.5 Mbps
18.Zichao Heng130.0 Mbps
19.Thibault Crevel50.0 Mbps
20.France Telecom Orange60.0 Mbps
21.RIPE Network Coordination Center60.0 Mbps
22.Cedric Rossius340.0 Mbps
23.Cloudflarewarp50.0 Mbps
24.Tetaneutral.net70.0 Mbps
25.ALTINEA-Network04120.0 Mbps