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 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Orange S.A.3,744
2.ProXad network / Free1,653
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,182
4.Hurricane Electric LLC424
5.Ovh322
6.Sfr256
7.Knet155
8.Online S.A.S.138
9.Bouygtel-isp79
10.Ovh Sas67
11.Free SAS59
12.DigicubeV655
13.Tetaneutral.net42
14.Ikoula Ripe31
15.Optilian28
16.Anexia26
17.Nordnet-ext16
18.Choopa16
19.Renater15
20.Orange14
21.Global Alphalink12
22.MilkyWan12
23.Brenac Eurl8
24.Lab06 Ltd8
25.M247 Ltd7

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 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Orange S.A.3,304
2.ProXad network / Free887
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline857
4.Hurricane Electric LLC136
5.Sfr113
6.Ovh65
7.Bouygtel-isp61
8.Ovh Sas45
9.Online S.A.S.38
10.Free SAS36
11.Optilian24
12.Knet24
13.Tetaneutral.net17
14.Choopa13
15.Renater11
16.Nordnet-ext8
17.Global Alphalink7
18.NTTDoCoMo6
19.Lab06 Ltd6
20.Orange6
21.M247 Ltd5
22.Brenac Eurl5
23.Ielo5
24.Contina3
25.MilkyWan3

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.DigicubeV65500.0%55100.0%
2.Global Alphalink1200.0%12100.0%
3.Ielo600.0%6100.0%
4.Optilian2800.0%28100.0%
5.Lab06 Ltd800.0%8100.0%
6.Anexia2600.0%26100.0%
7.Belgacom500.0%5100.0%
8.Ikoula Ripe3100.0%31100.0%
9.Bouygtel-isp7933.8%7696.2%
10.Orange S.A.3,7441684.5%3,57695.5%
11.Knet1551711.0%13889.0%
12.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,18213111.1%1,05188.9%
13.NTTDoCoMo7114.3%685.7%
14.ProXad network / Free1,65324915.1%1,40484.9%
15.Hurricane Electric LLC4247417.5%35082.5%
16.Free SAS591220.3%4779.7%
17.Sfr2565822.7%19877.3%
18.MilkyWan12325.0%975.0%
19.Ovh3229028.0%23272.0%
20.Tetaneutral.net421331.0%2969.0%
21.Online S.A.S.1386043.5%7856.5%
22.Choopa16743.8%956.3%
23.Renater15746.7%853.3%
24.Contina6350.0%350.0%
25.Ovh Sas673552.2%3247.8%

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Knet155218.6 Mbps
2.Free SAS59179.8 Mbps
3.Hurricane Electric LLC424156.6 Mbps
4.Online S.A.S.13885.7 Mbps
5.Orange S.A.3,74485.3 Mbps
6.ProXad network / Free1,65385.1 Mbps
7.Sfr25663.7 Mbps
8.Ovh32257.3 Mbps
9.Renater1522.0 Mbps
10.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,18218.6 Mbps
11.Tetaneutral.net4216.1 Mbps
12.Bouygtel-isp7915.3 Mbps
13.Ovh Sas678.9 Mbps
14.Optilian285.3 Mbps
15.Brenac Eurl83.7 Mbps
16.Choopa160.0 Mbps
17.Ielo60.0 Mbps
18.NTTDoCoMo70.0 Mbps
19.MilkyWan120.0 Mbps
20.Lab06 Ltd80.0 Mbps
21.Nordnet-ext160.0 Mbps
22.DigicubeV6550.0 Mbps
23.M247 Ltd70.0 Mbps
24.Contina60.0 Mbps
25.Belgacom50.0 Mbps