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 (Apr 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.widebandnetv61,016
2.Internode466
3.Aussie Broadband446
4.Telstra Internet391
5.Exetel245
6.Telstra Corporation194
7.Hurricane Electric LLC97
8.Exetel Pty Ltd97
9.Energy Retail Limited86
10.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd68
11.Apnic Portables868
12.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd25
13.Hurricane Electric21
14.2405:6e00::/3220
15.DCS Internet20
16.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD18
17.Colocity17
18.Launtel PTY LTD14
19.Choopa14
20.Hosteons Pte. Ltd14
21.Myrepublic PTY LTD13
22.Ovh Sas13
23.Origin Energy Retail Limited11
24.Logic Plus10
25.Apnic Portables29

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, Apr 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.widebandnetv6512
2.Telstra Internet287
3.Aussie Broadband219
4.Internode200
5.Telstra Corporation134
6.Exetel111
7.Hurricane Electric LLC45
8.Exetel Pty Ltd38
9.Energy Retail Limited36
10.Apnic Portables834
11.2405:6e00::/3216
12.Launtel PTY LTD13
13.Origin Energy Retail Limited9
14.Hurricane Electric9
15.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd8
16.Apnic Portables28
17.Myrepublic PTY LTD8
18.DCS Internet7
19.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd6
20.iiNet Limited6
21.Hosteons Pte. Ltd6
22.Choopa5
23.Logic Plus5
24.TPG Internet Pty Ltd4
25.Vocus PTY LTD4

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 (Apr 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Ovh Sas1300.0%13100.0%
2.Vocus Connect Pty Ltd600.0%6100.0%
3.Antwerp lab500.0%5100.0%
4.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd6811.5%6798.5%
5.Launtel PTY LTD1417.1%1392.9%
6.Energy Retail Limited86910.5%7789.5%
7.Colocity17211.8%1588.2%
8.Aussie Broadband4466414.3%38285.7%
9.DCS Internet20315.0%1785.0%
10.Telstra Corporation1943015.5%16484.5%
11.Internode4667816.7%38883.3%
12.Origin Energy Retail Limited11218.2%981.8%
13.widebandnetv61,01619218.9%82481.1%
14.Telstra Internet3917619.4%31580.6%
15.2405:6e00::/3220420.0%1680.0%
16.Deakin University5120.0%480.0%
17.Apnic Portables29222.2%777.8%
18.Logic Plus10330.0%770.0%
19.Exetel2457932.2%16667.8%
20.Hurricane Electric21733.3%1466.7%
21.Hurricane Electric LLC973738.1%6061.9%
22.Exetel Pty Ltd974445.4%5354.6%
23.Hosteons Pte. Ltd14857.1%642.9%
24.Apnic Portables8684464.7%2435.3%
25.iiNet Limited6466.7%233.3%

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 (Apr 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Vocus PTY LTD664.2 Mbps
2.widebandnetv61,01620.1 Mbps
3.Deakin University517.5 Mbps
4.Telstra Internet39116.7 Mbps
5.Aussie Broadband44615.9 Mbps
6.Exetel24513.8 Mbps
7.Telstra Corporation19412.8 Mbps
8.Hurricane Electric LLC9712.7 Mbps
9.Exetel Pty Ltd9711.5 Mbps
10.2405:6e00::/32209.3 Mbps
11.Internode4669.2 Mbps
12.Apnic Portables8687.3 Mbps
13.Energy Retail Limited866.1 Mbps
14.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd685.7 Mbps
15.Antwerp lab55.2 Mbps
16.Hurricane Electric211.7 Mbps
17.Choopa141.6 Mbps
18.Origin Energy Retail Limited111.2 Mbps
19.Myrepublic PTY LTD130.0 Mbps
20.TPG Internet Pty Ltd80.0 Mbps
21.Apnic Portables290.0 Mbps
22.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd250.0 Mbps
23.Vocus Connect Pty Ltd60.0 Mbps
24.Launtel PTY LTD140.0 Mbps
25.Colocity170.0 Mbps