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 (Apr 2018)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Virgin Media Ireland129
2.eircom94
3.Hurricane Electric56
4.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd37
5.Microsoft Corporation25
6.Vodafone Ireland11
7.Telstra Internet10
8.Heanet9
9.NTL Ireland7
10.AT&T Internet Services5

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, Apr 2018)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Virgin Media Ireland95
2.eircom64
3.Hurricane Electric26
4.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd19
5.Vodafone Ireland7
6.Microsoft Corporation5
7.Heanet4
8.NTL Ireland4
9.Telstra Internet4
10.AT&T Internet Services2

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 (Apr 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Heanet900.0%9100.0%
2.Telstra Internet1000.0%10100.0%
3.AT&T Internet Services500.0%5100.0%
4.Hurricane Electric5647.1%5292.9%
5.eircom941212.8%8287.2%
6.Virgin Media Ireland1292015.5%10984.5%
7.Microsoft Corporation251144.0%1456.0%
8.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd371848.6%1951.4%
9.NTL Ireland7685.7%114.3%
10.Vodafone Ireland1111100.0%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 (Apr 2018)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Microsoft Corporation25100.3 Mbps
2.Virgin Media Ireland12959.5 Mbps
3.eircom9433.0 Mbps
4.NTL Ireland76.4 Mbps
5.Vodafone Ireland110.1 Mbps
6.Heanet90.0 Mbps
7.Hurricane Electric560.0 Mbps
8.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd370.0 Mbps
9.Telstra Internet100.0 Mbps
10.AT&T Internet Services50.0 Mbps