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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband1,455
2.Telstra Corporation491
3.Future Broadband436
4.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia387
5.Internode377
6.2405:6e00::/32155
7.Exetel Pty Ltd76
8.Origin Energy Retail Limited70
9.Launtel PTY LTD69
10.iiNet Limited58
11.RIPE Network Coordination Center57
12.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd38
13.Hurricane Electric LLC34
14.Vocus PTY LTD29
15.The Signal Co. Wireless23
16.2405:6e00:2ec0::/4320
17.AT&T Global Network Services, LLC13
18.Optusinternet11
19.Choopa11
20.Pentanet9
21.TPG Internet Pty Ltd9
22.Ovh Sas9
23.2405:6e00:e40::/487
24.2405:6e00:e55::/487
25.2405:6e00:ea0::/437

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, Oct 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Aussie Broadband829
2.Telstra Corporation371
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia260
4.Internode137
5.Future Broadband130
6.2405:6e00::/3292
7.Launtel PTY LTD48
8.Origin Energy Retail Limited48
9.Exetel Pty Ltd40
10.iiNet Limited34
11.Hurricane Electric LLC22
12.The Signal Co. Wireless21
13.RIPE Network Coordination Center19
14.Vocus PTY LTD18
15.Choopa10
16.Optusinternet9
17.2405:6e00:2ec0::/438
18.Pentanet7
19.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd7
20.2405:6e00:e55::/487
21.AT&T Global Network Services, LLC6
22.2405:6e00:e40::/486
23.2405:6e00:ea0::/435
24.TPG Internet Pty Ltd5
25.MilkyWan4

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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.2405:6e00:ea0::/43700.0%7100.0%
2.Vocus PTY LTD2900.0%29100.0%
3.2405:6e00:2ec0::/432000.0%20100.0%
4.AT&T Global Network Services, LLC1300.0%13100.0%
5.Launtel PTY LTD6900.0%69100.0%
6.2405:6e00:e55::/48700.0%7100.0%
7.2405:6e00:ec0::/43700.0%7100.0%
8.2405:6e00:e40::/48700.0%7100.0%
9.The Signal Co. Wireless2300.0%23100.0%
10.RIPE Network Coordination Center5711.8%5698.2%
11.Exetel Pty Ltd7645.3%7294.7%
12.Internode377318.2%34691.8%
13.iiNet Limited5858.6%5391.4%
14.Origin Energy Retail Limited70710.0%6390.0%
15.2405:6e00::/321551912.3%13687.7%
16.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia3875714.7%33085.3%
17.Telstra Corporation4918116.5%41083.5%
18.2405:6e00:2e80::/436116.7%583.3%
19.Aussie Broadband1,45524817.0%1,20783.0%
20.Future Broadband4368118.6%35581.4%
21.ProXad network / Free5120.0%480.0%
22.Hurricane Electric LLC34720.6%2779.4%
23.TPG Internet Pty Ltd9222.2%777.8%
24.Pentanet9222.2%777.8%
25.MilkyWan7228.6%571.4%

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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.TPG Internet Pty Ltd959.4 Mbps
2.DediPath652.1 Mbps
3.Vocus PTY LTD2941.6 Mbps
4.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd3837.2 Mbps
5.Future Broadband43630.3 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, Australia38729.7 Mbps
7.Aussie Broadband1,45528.6 Mbps
8.Origin Energy Retail Limited7025.2 Mbps
9.Hurricane Electric LLC3425.0 Mbps
10.2405:6e00::/3215518.7 Mbps
11.Telstra Corporation49115.4 Mbps
12.Internode37713.1 Mbps
13.Exetel Pty Ltd7612.3 Mbps
14.Launtel PTY LTD6911.6 Mbps
15.iiNet Limited5810.7 Mbps
16.Ovh Sas98.0 Mbps
17.Choopa115.1 Mbps
18.2405:6e00:2e80::/4360.9 Mbps
19.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd50.0 Mbps
20.AT&T Global Network Services, LLC130.0 Mbps
21.2405:6e00:2e02::/4850.0 Mbps
22.Optusinternet110.0 Mbps
23.2405:6e00:ec0::/4370.0 Mbps
24.2405:6e00:e40::/4870.0 Mbps
25.2405:6e00:e55::/4870.0 Mbps