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 (Feb 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband1,082
2.Telstra Corporation959
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia428
4.Internode344
5.Exetel Pty Ltd104
6.Choopa96
7.2405:6e00::/3285
8.RIPE Network Coordination Center82
9.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd61
10.Hurricane Electric LLC36
11.Origin Energy Retail Limited35
12.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd28
13.TPG Internet Pty Ltd24
14.Obenetwork Network19
15.Australian Academic and Research Network15
16.Launtel PTY LTD15
17.DCS Internet11
18.Pentanet9
19.iiNet Limited9
20.2405:6e00:e80::/438
21.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd7
22.SoftLayer6
23.AAPT Limited6
24.M247 Ltd5
25.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd5

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, Feb 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Telstra Corporation646
2.Aussie Broadband632
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia247
4.Internode179
5.2405:6e00::/3262
6.Exetel Pty Ltd59
7.Origin Energy Retail Limited28
8.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd19
9.TPG Internet Pty Ltd15
10.Hurricane Electric LLC14
11.RIPE Network Coordination Center14
12.Launtel PTY LTD11
13.Australian Academic and Research Network10
14.Choopa8
15.iiNet Limited8
16.Pentanet7
17.2405:6e00:e80::/437
18.DCS Internet6
19.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd5
20.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd4
21.AAPT Limited4
22.Transworld Associates (pvt) Limited2
23.M247 Ltd2
24.SoftLayer2
25.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd2

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 (Feb 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Obenetwork Network1900.0%19100.0%
2.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd700.0%7100.0%
3.2405:6e00:e80::/43800.0%8100.0%
4.Pentanet900.0%9100.0%
5.DCS Internet1100.0%11100.0%
6.2405:6e00::/328511.2%8498.8%
7.RIPE Network Coordination Center8222.4%8097.6%
8.Choopa9633.1%9396.9%
9.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd28310.7%2589.3%
10.Telstra Corporation95915316.0%80684.0%
11.TPG Internet Pty Ltd24416.7%2083.3%
12.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia4288219.2%34680.8%
13.Launtel PTY LTD15320.0%1280.0%
14.Australian Academic and Research Network15320.0%1280.0%
15.Origin Energy Retail Limited35720.0%2880.0%
16.Transworld Associates (pvt) Limited5120.0%480.0%
17.Aussie Broadband1,08221820.1%86479.9%
18.Internode3447822.7%26677.3%
19.iiNet Limited9333.3%666.7%
20.Exetel Pty Ltd1043533.7%6966.3%
21.M247 Ltd5240.0%360.0%
22.Hurricane Electric LLC361644.4%2055.6%
23.AAPT Limited6350.0%350.0%
24.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd614878.7%1321.3%
25.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd5480.0%120.0%

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 (Feb 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Aussie Broadband1,08230.9 Mbps
2.Australian Academic and Research Network1524.4 Mbps
3.Exetel Pty Ltd10422.8 Mbps
4.DCS Internet1121.3 Mbps
5.Internode34413.2 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, Australia42811.5 Mbps
7.Telstra Corporation95911.1 Mbps
8.2405:6e00::/32857.1 Mbps
9.Pentanet94.6 Mbps
10.Hurricane Electric LLC362.2 Mbps
11.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd610.3 Mbps
12.2405:6e00:e80::/4380.0 Mbps
13.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd50.0 Mbps
14.SoftLayer60.0 Mbps
15.iiNet Limited90.0 Mbps
16.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd70.0 Mbps
17.M247 Ltd50.0 Mbps
18.RIPE Network Coordination Center820.0 Mbps
19.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd280.0 Mbps
20.Transworld Associates (pvt) Limited50.0 Mbps
21.Obenetwork Network190.0 Mbps
22.Choopa960.0 Mbps
23.TPG Internet Pty Ltd240.0 Mbps
24.Launtel PTY LTD150.0 Mbps
25.Origin Energy Retail Limited350.0 Mbps