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 (Mar 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Fastweb Networks1,568
2.Interbusiness1,526
3.Hurricane Electric162
4.ITGate.net66
5.Infostrada41
6.Ovh37
7.Active Network S.p.A.31
8.Aruba S.p.A. Network27
9.Informatica-system22
10.E 4 A S.r.l.16
11.Twt10
12.Garr9
13.Tiscali Italia SpA9
14.Ngi7
15.Tecnotel Servizi Tecnologici s.r.l.6
16.Centro di Produzione Spa6
17.Vodafone Italy6
18.IP VF-IT mobile6
19.Weber5
20.Tiscali SpA5

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, Mar 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Fastweb Networks696
2.Interbusiness501
3.Hurricane Electric114
4.ITGate.net41
5.Infostrada23
6.Active Network S.p.A.16
7.Informatica-system15
8.Ovh9
9.Twt9
10.Tiscali Italia SpA8
11.Garr7
12.E 4 A S.r.l.7
13.Ngi5
14.Centro di Produzione Spa4
15.Aruba S.p.A. Network4
16.Vodafone Italy4
17.Tecnotel Servizi Tecnologici s.r.l.3
18.Weber1
19.Tiscali SpA1
20.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 (Mar 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Centro di Produzione Spa600.0%6100.0%
2.Weber500.0%5100.0%
3.Active Network S.p.A.3126.5%2993.5%
4.Ovh3738.1%3491.9%
5.ITGate.net6669.1%6090.9%
6.Twt10110.0%990.0%
7.Hurricane Electric1623119.1%13180.9%
8.Fastweb Networks1,56835622.7%1,21277.3%
9.Informatica-system22522.7%1777.3%
10.Interbusiness1,52648631.8%1,04068.2%
11.Vodafone Italy6233.3%466.7%
12.Aruba S.p.A. Network271763.0%1037.0%
13.Garr9666.7%333.3%
14.E 4 A S.r.l.161275.0%425.0%
15.Tecnotel Servizi Tecnologici s.r.l.6583.3%116.7%
16.Infostrada414097.6%12.4%
17.Tiscali SpA55100.0%00.0%
18.Ngi77100.0%00.0%
19.Tiscali Italia SpA99100.0%00.0%
20.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 (Mar 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Twt1035.1 Mbps
2.Informatica-system2230.2 Mbps
3.Hurricane Electric16228.5 Mbps
4.Fastweb Networks1,56823.1 Mbps
5.Infostrada4120.9 Mbps
6.Interbusiness1,52615.7 Mbps
7.Garr913.3 Mbps
8.Aruba S.p.A. Network2712.2 Mbps
9.E 4 A S.r.l.169.5 Mbps
10.Tiscali Italia SpA97.9 Mbps
11.ITGate.net666.0 Mbps
12.Vodafone Italy63.4 Mbps
13.Tiscali SpA50.7 Mbps
14.Ngi70.0 Mbps
15.Weber50.0 Mbps
16.Ovh370.0 Mbps
17.Tecnotel Servizi Tecnologici s.r.l.60.0 Mbps
18.Centro di Produzione Spa60.0 Mbps
19.Active Network S.p.A.310.0 Mbps
20.IP VF-IT mobile60.0 Mbps