South Africa IPv6 in South Africa

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

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 South Africa (Nov 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Hurricane Electric LLC110
2.Ladysmith Wireless Solutions31
3.Atomic (Pty) Ltd19
4.syrex za116
5.Telkom SA Ltd.10
6.Cape Connect Internet7
7.Otel6
8.Vanilla5

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in South Africa (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 South Africa (unique addresses, Nov 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Hurricane Electric LLC33
2.Ladysmith Wireless Solutions25
3.Atomic (Pty) Ltd10
4.Otel4
5.Telkom SA Ltd.4
6.syrex za13
7.Vanilla3
8.Cape Connect Internet1

Default browser protocol in South Africa

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 South Africa (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 South Africa (Nov 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.syrex za11600.0%16100.0%
2.Vanilla500.0%5100.0%
3.Ladysmith Wireless Solutions3100.0%31100.0%
4.Telkom SA Ltd.1000.0%10100.0%
5.Cape Connect Internet700.0%7100.0%
6.Hurricane Electric LLC1101311.8%9788.2%
7.Otel6116.7%583.3%
8.Atomic (Pty) Ltd19421.1%1578.9%

IPv6 address types in South Africa

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 South Africa

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 South Africa (Nov 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Cape Connect Internet771.0 Mbps
2.Ladysmith Wireless Solutions3140.0 Mbps
3.Vanilla537.8 Mbps
4.Atomic (Pty) Ltd1917.2 Mbps
5.Hurricane Electric LLC11013.8 Mbps
6.Otel62.7 Mbps
7.syrex za1160.0 Mbps
8.Telkom SA Ltd.100.0 Mbps