Australia IPv6 in Australia

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

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 Australia (Aug 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband1,573
2.Telstra Corporation624
3.Exetel Pty Ltd407
4.Internode344
5.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia194
6.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd99
7.Hurricane Electric LLC79
8.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD44
9.2405:6e00::/3237
10.TPG Internet Pty Ltd33
11.Origin Energy Retail Limited27
12.RIPE Network Coordination Center27
13.Ovh Sas25
14.Colocity24
15.Launtel PTY LTD19
16.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd14
17.Vocus PTY LTD9
18.Chinanet8
19.Vixtel Pty Ltd8
20.Fish-Network8
21.Pentanet8
22.DGIT Systems6
23.Telstra Internet6

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Australia (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 Australia (unique addresses, Aug 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Aussie Broadband800
2.Telstra Corporation416
3.Exetel Pty Ltd191
4.Internode185
5.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia106
6.Hurricane Electric LLC37
7.2405:6e00::/3223
8.Origin Energy Retail Limited18
9.RIPE Network Coordination Center12
10.TPG Internet Pty Ltd11
11.Fish-Network7
12.Launtel PTY LTD6
13.Pentanet6
14.Vocus PTY LTD5
15.Telstra Internet4
16.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd3
17.Chinanet2
18.Vixtel Pty Ltd2
19.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD1
20.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd1
21.Ovh Sas1
22.Colocity1
23.DGIT Systems1

Default browser protocol in Australia

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 Australia (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 Australia (Aug 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.DGIT Systems600.0%6100.0%
2.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd9900.0%99100.0%
3.Fish-Network800.0%8100.0%
4.Launtel PTY LTD1900.0%19100.0%
5.Ovh Sas2500.0%25100.0%
6.Colocity2400.0%24100.0%
7.Vocus PTY LTD900.0%9100.0%
8.RIPE Network Coordination Center2713.7%2696.3%
9.Vixtel Pty Ltd8112.5%787.5%
10.Chinanet8112.5%787.5%
11.2405:6e00::/3237616.2%3183.8%
12.Internode3446318.3%28181.7%
13.Origin Energy Retail Limited27518.5%2281.5%
14.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia1943719.1%15780.9%
15.Exetel Pty Ltd4078320.4%32479.6%
16.Aussie Broadband1,57332520.7%1,24879.3%
17.Telstra Corporation62413121.0%49379.0%
18.Pentanet8225.0%675.0%
19.TPG Internet Pty Ltd33927.3%2472.7%
20.Hurricane Electric LLC793240.5%4759.5%
21.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd1414100.0%00.0%
22.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD4444100.0%00.0%
23.Telstra Internet66100.0%00.0%

IPv6 address types in Australia

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 Australia

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 Australia (Aug 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Launtel PTY LTD1933.5 Mbps
2.Pentanet826.0 Mbps
3.Aussie Broadband1,57316.3 Mbps
4.Exetel Pty Ltd40714.9 Mbps
5.Hurricane Electric LLC7914.6 Mbps
6.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia19413.9 Mbps
7.Telstra Corporation62411.0 Mbps
8.Internode3448.1 Mbps
9.Origin Energy Retail Limited275.8 Mbps
10.2405:6e00::/32375.2 Mbps
11.Vocus PTY LTD94.3 Mbps
12.Chinanet80.0 Mbps
13.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD440.0 Mbps
14.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd140.0 Mbps
15.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd990.0 Mbps
16.Ovh Sas250.0 Mbps
17.Colocity240.0 Mbps
18.DGIT Systems60.0 Mbps
19.Vixtel Pty Ltd80.0 Mbps
20.RIPE Network Coordination Center270.0 Mbps
21.TPG Internet Pty Ltd330.0 Mbps
22.Telstra Internet60.0 Mbps
23.Fish-Network80.0 Mbps