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 tens of thousands of tests that are done monthly at the ipv6-test.com connection test page, and are updated on a monthly basis.

Overall IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Italy

The graph below 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.

Overall IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Italy

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 in Italy (Jan 2014)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Interbusiness355
2.gogo6 Inc.279
3.ITGate.net159
4.Hurricane Electric149
5.Ngi55
6.RIPE Network Coordination Centre50
7.Fusolab Onlus41
8.Infostrada25
9.Fastweb Networks24
10.Unibz23
11.NGI Network20
12.Enter15
13.Garr13
14.Tiscali SpA7
15.Ovh7

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Italy (unique addresses)

The graph below 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.

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Italy (unique addresses)

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 in Italy (unique addresses, Jan 2014)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Interbusiness232
2.ITGate.net71
3.gogo6 Inc.65
4.Hurricane Electric54
5.RIPE Network Coordination Centre36
6.Fusolab Onlus35
7.Ngi28
8.Infostrada21
9.Fastweb Networks18
10.Enter15
11.Unibz11
12.Garr8
13.NGI Network7
14.Ovh5
15.Tiscali SpA4

Default browser protocol in Italy

The graph below 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 red bars will grow taller than the blue ones.

Default browser protocol in Italy

Default browser protocol in Italy (dual-stack users)

The graph below 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.

Default browser protocol in Italy (dual-stack users)

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 default in Italy (Jan 2014)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Ovh700.0%7100.0%
2.RIPE Network Coordination Centre5048.0%4692.0%
3.NGI Network20210.0%1890.0%
4.Unibz23313.0%2087.0%
5.Hurricane Electric1492516.8%12483.2%
6.gogo6 Inc.2797326.2%20673.8%
7.Fusolab Onlus411229.3%2970.7%
8.ITGate.net1594830.2%11169.8%
9.Enter15533.3%1066.7%
10.Interbusiness35518853.0%16747.0%
11.Garr13969.2%430.8%
12.Tiscali SpA7571.4%228.6%
13.Ngi554887.3%712.7%
14.Fastweb Networks242395.8%14.2%
15.Infostrada2525100.0%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.

IPv6 address types in Italy

Downstream bandwidth in Italy

This one 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.

Downstream bandwidth in Italy

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 speed in Italy (Jan 2014)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Enter1538.5 Mbps
2.Garr1325.1 Mbps
3.Fastweb Networks2412.3 Mbps
4.NGI Network209.9 Mbps
5.Ngi558.5 Mbps
6.ITGate.net1597.8 Mbps
7.Tiscali SpA76.0 Mbps
8.Interbusiness3555.5 Mbps
9.gogo6 Inc.2794.8 Mbps
10.Infostrada254.2 Mbps
11.Fusolab Onlus413.7 Mbps
12.Hurricane Electric1493.0 Mbps
13.Unibz232.0 Mbps
14.RIPE Network Coordination Centre500.0 Mbps
15.Ovh70.0 Mbps