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 (Jan 2017)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Hurricane Electric38
2.TENET (The UNINET Project)25
3.Opticnetworks Ltd.17
4.Ipnet-broadband17
5.Vanilla12
6.Za019
7.Legends Connect Pty Ltd8
8.Broadband Infraco8
9.RIPE Network Coordination Centre7
10.Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd - Optinet6

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, Jan 2017)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Hurricane Electric25
2.Opticnetworks Ltd.9
3.TENET (The UNINET Project)9
4.Legends Connect Pty Ltd6
5.Broadband Infraco5
6.Ipnet-broadband5
7.Za014
8.Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd - Optinet3
9.Vanilla3
10.RIPE Network Coordination Centre3

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 (Jan 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Vanilla1200.0%12100.0%
2.RIPE Network Coordination Centre700.0%7100.0%
3.Za01900.0%9100.0%
4.Hurricane Electric3825.3%3694.7%
5.Broadband Infraco8112.5%787.5%
6.Opticnetworks Ltd.17317.6%1482.4%
7.Legends Connect Pty Ltd8337.5%562.5%
8.TENET (The UNINET Project)251560.0%1040.0%
9.Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd - Optinet66100.0%00.0%
10.Ipnet-broadband1717100.0%00.0%

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 (Jan 2017)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Vanilla1252.0 Mbps
2.TENET (The UNINET Project)2517.2 Mbps
3.Za0198.6 Mbps
4.Opticnetworks Ltd.175.0 Mbps
5.Legends Connect Pty Ltd82.3 Mbps
6.Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd - Optinet60.0 Mbps
7.RIPE Network Coordination Centre70.0 Mbps
8.Hurricane Electric380.0 Mbps
9.Broadband Infraco80.0 Mbps
10.Ipnet-broadband170.0 Mbps