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 (Jul 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Virgin Media Ireland160
2.eircom78
3.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd61
4.Hurricane Electric29
5.Heanet28
6.RIPE Network Coordination Center11
7.Comcast Cable Communications11
8.Facebook Ireland Ltd6

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, Jul 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Virgin Media Ireland98
2.eircom48
3.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd20
4.Hurricane Electric20
5.Heanet11
6.RIPE Network Coordination Center9
7.Facebook Ireland Ltd6
8.Comcast Cable Communications4

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 (Jul 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Facebook Ireland Ltd600.0%6100.0%
2.eircom7867.7%7292.3%
3.Comcast Cable Communications1119.1%1090.9%
4.Virgin Media Ireland1601710.6%14389.4%
5.Hurricane Electric29517.2%2482.8%
6.Heanet28517.9%2382.1%
7.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd613659.0%2541.0%
8.RIPE Network Coordination Center1111100.0%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 (Jul 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.eircom7837.4 Mbps
2.Virgin Media Ireland16029.8 Mbps
3.Heanet2822.6 Mbps
4.Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd619.5 Mbps
5.RIPE Network Coordination Center110.0 Mbps
6.Comcast Cable Communications110.0 Mbps
7.Hurricane Electric290.0 Mbps
8.Facebook Ireland Ltd60.0 Mbps