Ireland IPv6 in Ireland

These graphs show the evolution of default protocol, v6 address types, and average bandwidth in Ireland 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 Ireland

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 Ireland (Mar 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Upc Ie230
2.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd55
3.Heanet46
4.eircom30
5.Hurricane Electric19
6.Sky Broadband18
7.NTL Ireland16
8.Digiweb Ltd13
9.Leaseweb Germany GmbH6
10.UPC Ireland6

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Ireland (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 Ireland (unique addresses, Mar 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Upc Ie133
2.eircom20
3.Heanet13
4.Sky Broadband13
5.Hurricane Electric12
6.NTL Ireland9
7.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd6
8.UPC Ireland5
9.Digiweb Ltd3
10.Leaseweb Germany GmbH2

Default browser protocol in Ireland

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 Ireland (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 Ireland (Mar 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Hurricane Electric1900.0%19100.0%
2.Upc Ie2302510.9%20589.1%
3.Heanet46510.9%4189.1%
4.Sky Broadband18211.1%1688.9%
5.eircom30516.7%2583.3%
6.Digiweb Ltd13323.1%1076.9%
7.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd554174.5%1425.5%
8.Leaseweb Germany GmbH66100.0%00.0%
9.NTL Ireland1616100.0%00.0%
10.UPC Ireland66100.0%00.0%

IPv6 address types in Ireland

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 Ireland

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 Ireland (Mar 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Upc Ie23042.0 Mbps
2.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd5534.4 Mbps
3.Heanet4625.8 Mbps
4.NTL Ireland1623.3 Mbps
5.eircom3017.7 Mbps
6.Leaseweb Germany GmbH60.0 Mbps
7.Hurricane Electric190.0 Mbps
8.Digiweb Ltd130.0 Mbps
9.Sky Broadband180.0 Mbps
10.UPC Ireland60.0 Mbps