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 (May 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd132
2.Upc Ie75
3.eircom60
4.Heanet57
5.RIPE Network Coordination Center54
6.Virgin Media Ireland52
7.Hurricane Electric27
8.NTL Ireland18
9.LinkedIn Austria GmbH7
10.Digiweb Ltd6
11.Vodafone Ireland5

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, May 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Upc Ie59
2.eircom48
3.Virgin Media Ireland37
4.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd22
5.RIPE Network Coordination Center20
6.Hurricane Electric17
7.Heanet14
8.NTL Ireland9
9.LinkedIn Austria GmbH7
10.Vodafone Ireland3
11.Digiweb Ltd2

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 (May 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.LinkedIn Austria GmbH700.0%7100.0%
2.Upc Ie75912.0%6688.0%
3.Hurricane Electric27414.8%2385.2%
4.eircom60915.0%5185.0%
5.Virgin Media Ireland52815.4%4484.6%
6.Heanet57915.8%4884.2%
7.Digiweb Ltd6233.3%466.7%
8.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd1329068.2%4231.8%
9.Vodafone Ireland55100.0%00.0%
10.NTL Ireland1818100.0%00.0%
11.RIPE Network Coordination Center5454100.0%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 (May 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Upc Ie7570.0 Mbps
2.Virgin Media Ireland5244.1 Mbps
3.eircom6034.4 Mbps
4.Heanet5726.6 Mbps
5.RIPE Network Coordination Center5410.1 Mbps
6.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd1327.2 Mbps
7.NTL Ireland181.1 Mbps
8.Hurricane Electric270.0 Mbps
9.Digiweb Ltd60.0 Mbps
10.Vodafone Ireland50.0 Mbps
11.LinkedIn Austria GmbH70.0 Mbps