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 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband812
2.Telstra Corporation582
3.Internode320
4.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia313
5.Exetel Pty Ltd278
6.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd129
7.Hurricane Electric LLC56
8.Origin Energy Retail Limited51
9.Colocity39
10.RIPE Network Coordination Center37
11.Ovh Sas35
12.SkyMesh Pty Ltd30
13.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd26
14.Security Shift Cloud PTY LTD26
15.Launtel PTY LTD24
16.2405:6e00::/3222
17.iiNet Limited17
18.Future Broadband15
19.DCS Internet14
20.Exetel-VIC-DSL11
21.Vodafone Australia Pty Ltd9
22.Choopa, LLC9
23.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd8
24.Choopa8
25.Cedric Rossius6

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 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Aussie Broadband449
2.Telstra Corporation430
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia214
4.Internode171
5.Exetel Pty Ltd132
6.Origin Energy Retail Limited30
7.Hurricane Electric LLC18
8.2405:6e00::/3216
9.RIPE Network Coordination Center16
10.Launtel PTY LTD14
11.iiNet Limited10
12.SkyMesh Pty Ltd10
13.Vodafone Australia Pty Ltd8
14.Exetel-VIC-DSL7
15.DCS Internet7
16.Choopa, LLC6
17.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd6
18.Choopa6
19.TPG Internet Pty Ltd5
20.Cedric Rossius5
21.Dsv65
22.2405:6e00:ea0::/434
23.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd4
24.Vocus PTY LTD3
25.Future Broadband3

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Dsv6600.0%6100.0%
2.Colocity3900.0%39100.0%
3.2405:6e00:ea0::/43600.0%6100.0%
4.Cedric Rossius600.0%6100.0%
5.DCS Internet1400.0%14100.0%
6.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd800.0%8100.0%
7.Ovh Sas3500.0%35100.0%
8.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd12900.0%129100.0%
9.RIPE Network Coordination Center3712.7%3697.3%
10.SkyMesh Pty Ltd3013.3%2996.7%
11.Launtel PTY LTD2414.2%2395.8%
12.Origin Energy Retail Limited5135.9%4894.1%
13.Internode3204915.3%27184.7%
14.Exetel Pty Ltd2785018.0%22882.0%
15.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia3135918.8%25481.2%
16.Aussie Broadband81216920.8%64379.2%
17.Choopa, LLC9222.2%777.8%
18.2405:6e00::/3222522.7%1777.3%
19.Telstra Corporation58213623.4%44676.6%
20.Future Broadband15426.7%1173.3%
21.Australian Academic and Research Network5240.0%360.0%
22.iiNet Limited171058.8%741.2%
23.Vocus PTY LTD5360.0%240.0%
24.Choopa8562.5%337.5%
25.Hurricane Electric LLC563969.6%1730.4%

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.DCS Internet1434.5 Mbps
2.Launtel PTY LTD2428.4 Mbps
3.Aussie Broadband81220.8 Mbps
4.Exetel Pty Ltd27819.8 Mbps
5.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia31313.6 Mbps
6.Telstra Corporation58212.7 Mbps
7.Internode32011.3 Mbps
8.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd88.7 Mbps
9.Hurricane Electric LLC564.6 Mbps
10.SkyMesh Pty Ltd304.5 Mbps
11.Australian Academic and Research Network53.8 Mbps
12.2405:6e00::/32223.0 Mbps
13.Origin Energy Retail Limited512.7 Mbps
14.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd261.8 Mbps
15.Choopa80.3 Mbps
16.iiNet Limited170.0 Mbps
17.Vodafone Australia Pty Ltd90.0 Mbps
18.2405:6e00:ea0::/4360.0 Mbps
19.Future Broadband150.0 Mbps
20.Cedric Rossius60.0 Mbps
21.Exetel-VIC-DSL110.0 Mbps
22.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd1290.0 Mbps
23.Vocus PTY LTD50.0 Mbps
24.Ovh Sas350.0 Mbps
25.Choopa, LLC90.0 Mbps