Italy IPv6 in Italy

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

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 Italy (May 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Fastweb Networks1,320
2.Interbusiness852
3.Hurricane Electric128
4.Aruba S.p.A. Network52
5.Tiscali Italia SpA51
6.Active Network S.p.A.39
7.Infostrada39
8.ITGate.net31
9.E 4 A S.r.l.25
10.Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A.17
11.Vodafone9
12.Informatica-system8
13.Cnr7
14.Ovh6
15.Vodafone Italy6
16.Prometeus Network6
17.IP VF-IT mobile6
18.Garr5
19.Clouditalia S.p.A.5

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Italy (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 Italy (unique addresses, May 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Fastweb Networks637
2.Interbusiness451
3.Hurricane Electric80
4.Tiscali Italia SpA35
5.ITGate.net21
6.Active Network S.p.A.19
7.Infostrada18
8.Aruba S.p.A. Network11
9.Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A.9
10.Informatica-system8
11.Vodafone6
12.Garr5
13.Vodafone Italy4
14.Clouditalia S.p.A.4
15.Ovh3
16.Prometeus Network3
17.Cnr2
18.E 4 A S.r.l.2
19.IP VF-IT mobile1

Default browser protocol in Italy

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 Italy (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 Italy (May 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Clouditalia S.p.A.500.0%5100.0%
2.Active Network S.p.A.3925.1%3794.9%
3.ITGate.net3139.7%2890.3%
4.Ovh6116.7%583.3%
5.Fastweb Networks1,32027320.7%1,04779.3%
6.Hurricane Electric1282922.7%9977.3%
7.Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A.17423.5%1376.5%
8.Interbusiness85224729.0%60571.0%
9.Vodafone Italy6233.3%466.7%
10.Prometeus Network6233.3%466.7%
11.Informatica-system8337.5%562.5%
12.Cnr7342.9%457.1%
13.Aruba S.p.A. Network522446.2%2853.8%
14.Garr5360.0%240.0%
15.E 4 A S.r.l.252392.0%28.0%
16.Infostrada393897.4%12.6%
17.Vodafone99100.0%00.0%
18.Tiscali Italia SpA5151100.0%00.0%
19.IP VF-IT mobile66100.0%00.0%

IPv6 address types in Italy

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 Italy

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 Italy (May 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Prometeus Network6199.7 Mbps
2.Garr5140.6 Mbps
3.Cnr758.7 Mbps
4.Hurricane Electric12846.8 Mbps
5.Aruba S.p.A. Network5245.3 Mbps
6.Fastweb Networks1,32026.3 Mbps
7.Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A.1725.5 Mbps
8.Informatica-system820.1 Mbps
9.Interbusiness85216.4 Mbps
10.Vodafone910.4 Mbps
11.E 4 A S.r.l.259.9 Mbps
12.Tiscali Italia SpA517.7 Mbps
13.Infostrada395.9 Mbps
14.ITGate.net315.6 Mbps
15.Vodafone Italy63.4 Mbps
16.Active Network S.p.A.390.0 Mbps
17.Ovh60.0 Mbps
18.IP VF-IT mobile60.0 Mbps
19.Clouditalia S.p.A.50.0 Mbps