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 (Feb 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.ProXad network / Free1,828
2.Orange S.A.1,369
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,221
4.Hurricane Electric LLC515
5.Ovh245
6.Online S.A.S.195
7.Bouygtel-isp173
8.Sfr116
9.Ovh Sas103
10.Free SAS79
11.Choopa54
12.Knet44
13.Sewan Network36
14.Brenac Eurl22
15.MediaServicePlus LLC19
16.Quantic Telecom18
17.Cedric Rossius11
18.PCCW IMS Limited9
19.Tetaneutral.net8
20.CJSC "ER-Telecom Holding" Naberezhnye Chelny branch7
21.Renater6
22.Gitoyen Network6
23.4b42 Global5
24.Quantic Telecom Rouen Metropole5
25.Stc5

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, Feb 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.ProXad network / Free992
2.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline903
3.Orange S.A.804
4.Hurricane Electric LLC153
5.Bouygtel-isp124
6.Sfr67
7.Online S.A.S.64
8.Ovh Sas42
9.Free SAS41
10.Ovh34
11.Knet24
12.Brenac Eurl16
13.Choopa12
14.Quantic Telecom12
15.Sewan Network8
16.Cedric Rossius8
17.Renater5
18.Gitoyen Network5
19.4b42 Global4
20.Quantic Telecom Rouen Metropole2
21.Stc2
22.PCCW IMS Limited2
23.CJSC "ER-Telecom Holding" Naberezhnye Chelny branch1
24.MediaServicePlus LLC1
25.Tetaneutral.net1

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 (Feb 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.PCCW IMS Limited900.0%9100.0%
2.MediaServicePlus LLC1900.0%19100.0%
3.Quantic Telecom Rouen Metropole500.0%5100.0%
4.CJSC "ER-Telecom Holding" Naberezhnye Chelny branch700.0%7100.0%
5.Sewan Network3600.0%36100.0%
6.Quantic Telecom1800.0%18100.0%
7.Bouygtel-isp17384.6%16595.4%
8.Choopa5447.4%5092.6%
9.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,221988.0%1,12392.0%
10.Cedric Rossius1119.1%1090.9%
11.Knet44511.4%3988.6%
12.Tetaneutral.net8112.5%787.5%
13.Orange S.A.1,36918213.3%1,18786.7%
14.ProXad network / Free1,82824813.6%1,58086.4%
15.Sfr1161714.7%9985.3%
16.Free SAS791215.2%6784.8%
17.Gitoyen Network6116.7%583.3%
18.Renater6116.7%583.3%
19.4b42 Global5120.0%480.0%
20.Ovh Sas1032221.4%8178.6%
21.Brenac Eurl22522.7%1777.3%
22.Hurricane Electric LLC51514928.9%36671.1%
23.Online S.A.S.1958543.6%11056.4%
24.Ovh24519378.8%5221.2%
25.Stc55100.0%00.0%

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 (Feb 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Free SAS79442.4 Mbps
2.Sfr116242.2 Mbps
3.ProXad network / Free1,828143.2 Mbps
4.Orange S.A.1,369101.0 Mbps
5.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,22167.3 Mbps
6.Hurricane Electric LLC51550.9 Mbps
7.Cedric Rossius1149.2 Mbps
8.Ovh24541.4 Mbps
9.Knet4440.8 Mbps
10.4b42 Global533.5 Mbps
11.Bouygtel-isp17327.2 Mbps
12.Online S.A.S.19523.7 Mbps
13.Ovh Sas10317.6 Mbps
14.Choopa543.7 Mbps
15.Brenac Eurl220.7 Mbps
16.CJSC "ER-Telecom Holding" Naberezhnye Chelny branch70.0 Mbps
17.Gitoyen Network60.0 Mbps
18.Quantic Telecom Rouen Metropole50.0 Mbps
19.Stc50.0 Mbps
20.Sewan Network360.0 Mbps
21.Quantic Telecom180.0 Mbps
22.MediaServicePlus LLC190.0 Mbps
23.Tetaneutral.net80.0 Mbps
24.Renater60.0 Mbps
25.PCCW IMS Limited90.0 Mbps