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 (Sep 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Orange S.A.1,345
2.ProXad network / Free1,196
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,090
4.Hurricane Electric LLC688
5.Sfr275
6.Online S.A.S.228
7.Ovh201
8.Brenac Eurl175
9.Bouygtel-isp160
10.Renater111
11.Free SAS54
12.Contina48
13.Gitoyen Network44
14.Ovh Sas39
15.M247 Ltd38
16.Choopa30
17.Optilian27
18.Numericable23
19.Axione22
20.Anexia21
21.Ikoula Ripe21
22.Zen Internet Limited15
23.Tetaneutral.net15
24.Alsace Reseau Neutre network13
25.Sfr Sa13

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, Sep 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline836
2.ProXad network / Free748
3.Orange S.A.739
4.Hurricane Electric LLC184
5.Sfr129
6.Bouygtel-isp119
7.Brenac Eurl78
8.Online S.A.S.59
9.Ovh43
10.Renater33
11.Free SAS30
12.Ovh Sas28
13.Optilian21
14.Gitoyen Network11
15.Cloudflarewarp10
16.Choopa9
17.Global Alphalink9
18.M247 Ltd8
19.Eurafibre7
20.Zen Internet Limited7
21.NTTDoCoMo7
22.Sfr Sa6
23.Knet5
24.Orange Slovensko a.s.5
25.Numericable5

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 (Sep 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Eurafibre700.0%7100.0%
2.NTTDoCoMo700.0%7100.0%
3.Optilian2700.0%27100.0%
4.Knet1000.0%10100.0%
5.Global Alphalink1100.0%11100.0%
6.Ikoula Ripe2100.0%21100.0%
7.Anexia2100.0%21100.0%
8.Renater11110.9%11099.1%
9.Choopa3013.3%2996.7%
10.Free SAS5435.6%5194.4%
11.Zen Internet Limited1516.7%1493.3%
12.Bouygtel-isp160138.1%14791.9%
13.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,09011010.1%98089.9%
14.Contina48510.4%4389.6%
15.Orange S.A.1,34517112.7%1,17487.3%
16.ProXad network / Free1,19616413.7%1,03286.3%
17.Sfr2753914.2%23685.8%
18.Hurricane Electric LLC68810214.8%58685.2%
19.Orange Slovensko a.s.6116.7%583.3%
20.Tetaneutral.net15320.0%1280.0%
21.Gitoyen Network441022.7%3477.3%
22.Ovh Sas39923.1%3076.9%
23.Brenac Eurl1757844.6%9755.4%
24.M247 Ltd381847.4%2052.6%
25.Ovh2019647.8%10552.2%

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 (Sep 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Free SAS54442.9 Mbps
2.ProXad network / Free1,196161.0 Mbps
3.Orange S.A.1,345128.2 Mbps
4.Sfr275108.1 Mbps
5.Hurricane Electric LLC688102.0 Mbps
6.Eurafibre782.2 Mbps
7.Axione2280.2 Mbps
8.Renater11174.8 Mbps
9.Online S.A.S.22869.1 Mbps
10.M247 Ltd3861.8 Mbps
11.Bouygtel-isp16039.2 Mbps
12.Ovh20128.5 Mbps
13.Orange Slovensko a.s.628.2 Mbps
14.Tetaneutral.net1524.2 Mbps
15.Gitoyen Network4419.8 Mbps
16.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,09017.0 Mbps
17.Optilian278.2 Mbps
18.Alsace Reseau Neutre network135.5 Mbps
19.Brenac Eurl1754.5 Mbps
20.Ovh Sas393.3 Mbps
21.Cloudflarewarp113.0 Mbps
22.Zen Internet Limited150.0 Mbps
23.NTTDoCoMo70.0 Mbps
24.Numericable230.0 Mbps
25.Knet100.0 Mbps