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 (Dec 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.ProXad network / Free2,541
2.Orange S.A.1,623
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,305
4.Hurricane Electric LLC504
5.Online S.A.S.259
6.Ovh231
7.Bouygtel-isp202
8.Ovh Sas138
9.Sfr136
10.Renater128
11.Free SAS68
12.GANDI is an ICANN accredited registrar41
13.Orange Slovensko a.s.36
14.Knet31
15.Gitoyen Network27
16.Choopa23
17.Ikoula Ripe20
18.Brenac Eurl18
19.Nerim15
20.Quantic Telecom14
21.Chin-yun Wang13
22.Tetaneutral.net12
23.Nordnet-ext11
24.MilkyWan8
25.Orange7

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, Dec 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.ProXad network / Free1,261
2.Orange S.A.949
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline944
4.Bouygtel-isp149
5.Hurricane Electric LLC132
6.Sfr77
7.Online S.A.S.71
8.Ovh Sas70
9.Ovh47
10.Renater46
11.Free SAS41
12.Orange Slovensko a.s.20
13.Knet16
14.Brenac Eurl12
15.Choopa11
16.Gitoyen Network9
17.Nerim8
18.Quantic Telecom7
19.Nordnet-ext6
20.NTTDoCoMo5
21.Numericable5
22.Chin-yun Wang5
23.MilkyWan4
24.Cloudflarewarp4
25.Serveurcom SRL4

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 (Dec 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.NTTDoCoMo600.0%6100.0%
2.Quantic Telecom1400.0%14100.0%
3.Orange Slovensko a.s.3625.6%3494.4%
4.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,305836.4%1,22293.6%
5.Knet3126.5%2993.5%
6.Gitoyen Network27311.1%2488.9%
7.Bouygtel-isp2022311.4%17988.6%
8.ProXad network / Free2,54129911.8%2,24288.2%
9.Orange S.A.1,62319111.8%1,43288.2%
10.MilkyWan8112.5%787.5%
11.Choopa23313.0%2087.0%
12.Nerim15213.3%1386.7%
13.Free SAS681014.7%5885.3%
14.Ovh Sas1382115.2%11784.8%
15.Tetaneutral.net12216.7%1083.3%
16.Hurricane Electric LLC5048617.1%41882.9%
17.Sfr1363122.8%10577.2%
18.Online S.A.S.2596223.9%19776.1%
19.Renater1283124.2%9775.8%
20.Serveurcom SRL7228.6%571.4%
21.Brenac Eurl18950.0%950.0%
22.GANDI is an ICANN accredited registrar412151.2%2048.8%
23.Chin-yun Wang13753.8%646.2%
24.Cloudflarewarp5360.0%240.0%
25.Ikoula Ripe201470.0%630.0%

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 (Dec 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Sfr136231.8 Mbps
2.Orange S.A.1,623156.6 Mbps
3.ProXad network / Free2,541138.9 Mbps
4.Free SAS68137.7 Mbps
5.Knet3188.0 Mbps
6.Hurricane Electric LLC50477.9 Mbps
7.Online S.A.S.25969.2 Mbps
8.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,30548.1 Mbps
9.Ovh Sas13846.7 Mbps
10.Gitoyen Network2746.1 Mbps
11.Ovh23135.6 Mbps
12.Nerim1528.2 Mbps
13.Bouygtel-isp20221.8 Mbps
14.MilkyWan815.1 Mbps
15.Tetaneutral.net1214.2 Mbps
16.Orange Slovensko a.s.366.7 Mbps
17.Chin-yun Wang133.8 Mbps
18.Brenac Eurl180.7 Mbps
19.Serveurcom SRL70.0 Mbps
20.GANDI is an ICANN accredited registrar410.0 Mbps
21.NTTDoCoMo60.0 Mbps
22.Orange70.0 Mbps
23.Renater1280.0 Mbps
24.Quantic Telecom140.0 Mbps
25.Nordnet-ext110.0 Mbps