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 (May 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband1,699
2.Telstra Corporation847
3.Internode377
4.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia316
5.Exetel Pty Ltd143
6.RIPE Network Coordination Center122
7.Hurricane Electric LLC87
8.Origin Energy Retail Limited85
9.2405:6e00::/3276
10.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd61
11.iiNet Limited57
12.Launtel PTY LTD57
13.Choopa41
14.AT&T Global Network Services37
15.Node1ptyltd35
16.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd25
17.Oliver Alexander Ransom14
18.Intillismart Pty Ltd13
19.TPG Internet Pty Ltd11
20.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd9
21.M247 Ltd9
22.Facebook Inc7
23.Obenetwork Network7
24.DTAG European region6
25.Vocus PTY LTD6

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, May 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Aussie Broadband1,005
2.Telstra Corporation566
3.Internode199
4.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia187
5.Exetel Pty Ltd79
6.Origin Energy Retail Limited61
7.2405:6e00::/3250
8.iiNet Limited41
9.Hurricane Electric LLC36
10.Launtel PTY LTD31
11.RIPE Network Coordination Center23
12.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd11
13.AT&T Global Network Services11
14.Node1ptyltd11
15.Choopa10
16.TPG Internet Pty Ltd8
17.Facebook Inc7
18.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd6
19.DTAG European region4
20.Oliver Alexander Ransom4
21.Vocus PTY LTD4
22.Intillismart Pty Ltd3
23.Amazon Technologies Inc3
24.2405:6e00:e0a::/483
25.M247 Ltd3

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 (May 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.2405:6e00:e0a::/48600.0%6100.0%
2.DTAG European region600.0%6100.0%
3.Obenetwork Network700.0%7100.0%
4.Facebook Inc700.0%7100.0%
5.AT&T Global Network Services3700.0%37100.0%
6.Intillismart Pty Ltd1300.0%13100.0%
7.RIPE Network Coordination Center12221.6%12098.4%
8.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd2514.0%2496.0%
9.iiNet Limited57610.5%5189.5%
10.M247 Ltd9111.1%888.9%
11.Origin Energy Retail Limited851112.9%7487.1%
12.Internode3775715.1%32084.9%
13.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia3165216.5%26483.5%
14.Telstra Corporation84715017.7%69782.3%
15.Aussie Broadband1,69930618.0%1,39382.0%
16.Node1ptyltd35720.0%2880.0%
17.Launtel PTY LTD571221.1%4578.9%
18.Choopa411126.8%3073.2%
19.Exetel Pty Ltd1434128.7%10271.3%
20.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd9333.3%666.7%
21.Hurricane Electric LLC873439.1%5360.9%
22.Amazon Technologies Inc5240.0%360.0%
23.Australian Academic and Research Network5240.0%360.0%
24.2405:6e00::/32763647.4%4052.6%
25.Vocus PTY LTD6350.0%350.0%

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 (May 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Australian Academic and Research Network547.2 Mbps
2.DediPath645.7 Mbps
3.Exetel Pty Ltd14326.2 Mbps
4.Aussie Broadband1,69925.9 Mbps
5.Launtel PTY LTD5725.7 Mbps
6.Node1ptyltd3525.6 Mbps
7.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia31621.7 Mbps
8.Telstra Corporation84714.4 Mbps
9.Internode37714.0 Mbps
10.iiNet Limited579.1 Mbps
11.Hurricane Electric LLC878.2 Mbps
12.Oliver Alexander Ransom144.7 Mbps
13.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd91.7 Mbps
14.Origin Energy Retail Limited851.6 Mbps
15.2405:6e00::/32761.4 Mbps
16.Choopa410.0 Mbps
17.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd610.0 Mbps
18.TPG Internet Pty Ltd110.0 Mbps
19.Intillismart Pty Ltd130.0 Mbps
20.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd250.0 Mbps
21.AT&T Global Network Services370.0 Mbps
22.Facebook Inc70.0 Mbps
23.Amazon Technologies Inc50.0 Mbps
24.Obenetwork Network70.0 Mbps
25.DTAG European region60.0 Mbps