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 (Mar 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Orange S.A.2,245
2.ProXad network / Free SAS2,120
3.Ovh1,123
4.Hurricane Electric678
5.Sfr456
6.Online SAS391
7.DSP Moselle Telecom364
8.DSP Ariege Telecom341
9.BNP Paribas France100
10.Renater98
11.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline77
12.RIPE Network Coordination Centre71
13.SoftLayer68
14.France Telecom Orange34
15.Navaho Network29
16.Orange24
17.Knet23
18.RIPE Network Coordination Center18
19.Tetaneutral.net14
20.Gitoyen Network13
21.Ldcom13
22.Optilian13
23.Comminges Haut Debit12
24.Ovh Isp12
25.France Telecom11

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, Mar 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Orange S.A.1,237
2.ProXad network / Free SAS1,088
3.Hurricane Electric324
4.Ovh319
5.Sfr230
6.DSP Moselle Telecom160
7.Online SAS95
8.BNP Paribas France87
9.Renater66
10.RIPE Network Coordination Centre45
11.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline36
12.DSP Ariege Telecom29
13.France Telecom Orange21
14.Knet18
15.SoftLayer16
16.Navaho Network12
17.Orange11
18.France Telecom9
19.Ldcom9
20.RIPE Network Coordination Center9
21.Sky Broadband8
22.Optilian8
23.Comcast Cable Communications7
24.Kabeldeutschland7
25.Nerim7

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 (Mar 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Comcast Cable Communications800.0%8100.0%
2.lagoon700.0%7100.0%
3.DSP Medialys500.0%5100.0%
4.Cloudflarenet-eu600.0%6100.0%
5.Belgacom600.0%6100.0%
6.Blue Infra SAS500.0%5100.0%
7.SoftLayer6857.4%6392.6%
8.Gitoyen Network1317.7%1292.3%
9.Optilian1317.7%1292.3%
10.RIPE Network Coordination Centre7168.5%6591.5%
11.Sky Broadband1119.1%1090.9%
12.DSP Ariege Telecom3414613.5%29586.5%
13.Navaho Network29413.8%2586.2%
14.Choopa7114.3%685.7%
15.Bt Uk7114.3%685.7%
16.Orange S.A.2,24533214.8%1,91385.2%
17.Renater981616.3%8283.7%
18.Hurricane Electric67814321.1%53578.9%
19.Knet23521.7%1878.3%
20.ProXad network / Free SAS2,12049823.5%1,62276.5%
21.DSP Moselle Telecom3648623.6%27876.4%
22.Sfr45610923.9%34776.1%
23.Ovh1,12329326.1%83073.9%
24.Online SAS39112632.2%26567.8%
25.Nerim9333.3%666.7%

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 (Mar 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Renater98241.4 Mbps
2.Voxity SAS6140.4 Mbps
3.Orange S.A.2,245112.2 Mbps
4.Numericable787.3 Mbps
5.Cegetel585.2 Mbps
6.Ovh1,12357.8 Mbps
7.Knet2357.1 Mbps
8.Online SAS39144.0 Mbps
9.Bt Uk740.6 Mbps
10.Hurricane Electric67838.9 Mbps
11.Ldcom1333.9 Mbps
12.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline7732.8 Mbps
13.ProXad network / Free SAS2,12030.4 Mbps
14.BNP Paribas France10026.3 Mbps
15.Sfr45624.6 Mbps
16.Tetaneutral.net1423.5 Mbps
17.ANEXIA Internetdienstleistungs GmbH518.4 Mbps
18.Navaho Network2914.8 Mbps
19.Gitoyen Network1313.9 Mbps
20.DSP Herault Telecom713.8 Mbps
21.Nerim912.2 Mbps
22.DSP Ariege Telecom34110.4 Mbps
23.DSP Iris6469.5 Mbps
24.RIPE Network Coordination Center189.4 Mbps
25.Comminges Haut Debit128.3 Mbps