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 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Fastweb Networks294
2.Hurricane Electric LLC62
3.Aruba S.p.A. Network52
4.Interbusiness49
5.Private Layer Inc Global48
6.Raising Unified Network AG S.p.A.26
7.RadioFibra S.R.L.25
8.Anexia18
9.3punto6 srl17
10.Ngi14
11.Aruba S.p.A.7
12.Telmekom6
13.Limitis s.r.l.6
14.Infostrada6
15.Fastweb SpA6
16.Telemar s.p.a.6
17.Tiscali Italia SpA5
18.Terra S.p.A. 1st5

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 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Fastweb Networks170
2.Hurricane Electric LLC40
3.Interbusiness35
4.Ngi9
5.RadioFibra S.R.L.7
6.Raising Unified Network AG S.p.A.7
7.Tiscali Italia SpA4
8.Telmekom4
9.3punto6 srl4
10.Aruba S.p.A.3
11.Infostrada3
12.Aruba S.p.A. Network2
13.Terra S.p.A. 1st2
14.Limitis s.r.l.2
15.Fastweb SpA2
16.Private Layer Inc Global1
17.Anexia1
18.Telemar s.p.a.1

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Telemar s.p.a.600.0%6100.0%
2.Telmekom600.0%6100.0%
3.Terra S.p.A. 1st500.0%5100.0%
4.Private Layer Inc Global4800.0%48100.0%
5.Raising Unified Network AG S.p.A.2613.8%2596.2%
6.Aruba S.p.A. Network5223.8%5096.2%
7.Hurricane Electric LLC6246.5%5893.5%
8.Fastweb Networks2943311.2%26188.8%
9.Aruba S.p.A.7114.3%685.7%
10.3punto6 srl17317.6%1482.4%
11.RadioFibra S.R.L.25936.0%1664.0%
12.Interbusiness491938.8%3061.2%
13.Limitis s.r.l.6350.0%350.0%
14.Tiscali Italia SpA55100.0%00.0%
15.Anexia1818100.0%00.0%
16.Ngi1414100.0%00.0%
17.Infostrada66100.0%00.0%
18.Fastweb SpA66100.0%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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Hurricane Electric LLC6279.0 Mbps
2.Fastweb Networks29471.0 Mbps
3.Tiscali Italia SpA563.6 Mbps
4.RadioFibra S.R.L.2561.7 Mbps
5.Telmekom626.5 Mbps
6.Infostrada614.3 Mbps
7.Interbusiness4912.9 Mbps
8.Ngi147.8 Mbps
9.3punto6 srl177.6 Mbps
10.Aruba S.p.A. Network520.0 Mbps
11.Private Layer Inc Global480.0 Mbps
12.Anexia180.0 Mbps
13.Terra S.p.A. 1st50.0 Mbps
14.Raising Unified Network AG S.p.A.260.0 Mbps
15.Limitis s.r.l.60.0 Mbps
16.Aruba S.p.A.70.0 Mbps
17.Fastweb SpA60.0 Mbps
18.Telemar s.p.a.60.0 Mbps