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 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 (Nov 2023)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband618
2.Superloop (australia) Pty Ltd581
3.Telstra Corporation401
4.X Integration Pty Ltd366
5.Exetel Pty Ltd298
6.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre185
7.Launtel PTY LTD150
8.iiNet Limited112
9.Cloudflare, Inc.99
10.SpaceX Starlink79
11.Host Universal Pty Ltd79
12.Future Broadband74
13.TPG Internet Pty Ltd67
14.Vocus PTY LTD62
15.Spintel Pty Ltd40
16.Hurricane Electric LLC35
17.Akamai Technologies, Inc.26
18.M247 Europe SRL22
19.The Constant Company, LLC12
20.Australian Academic and Research Network11
21.Datacamp Limited9
22.Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation8
23.Anycast Holdings PTY LTD7
24.xTom Pty Ltd6
25.Akari Networks Limited6

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, Nov 2023)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Aussie Broadband399
2.Telstra Corporation250
3.X Integration Pty Ltd211
4.Superloop (australia) Pty Ltd189
5.Exetel Pty Ltd157
6.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre91
7.Launtel PTY LTD90
8.Cloudflare, Inc.77
9.iiNet Limited53
10.TPG Internet Pty Ltd45
11.Future Broadband40
12.SpaceX Starlink37
13.Vocus PTY LTD26
14.Spintel Pty Ltd22
15.Akamai Technologies, Inc.19
16.Hurricane Electric LLC11
17.Australian Academic and Research Network10
18.M247 Europe SRL6
19.Akari Networks Limited6
20.Host Universal Pty Ltd5
21.Google, LLC5
22.Datacamp Limited4
23.Zscaler Australia PTY LTD4
24.Vodafone Australia Pty Ltd4
25.Lightning Broadband 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 (Nov 2023)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Akamai Technologies, Inc.2600.0%26100.0%
2.Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation800.0%8100.0%
3.xTom Pty Ltd600.0%6100.0%
4.Akari Networks Limited600.0%6100.0%
5.Lightning Broadband Pty Ltd600.0%6100.0%
6.Vodafone Australia Pty Ltd500.0%5100.0%
7.Vocus PTY LTD6211.6%6198.4%
8.Cloudflare, Inc.9933.0%9697.0%
9.Telstra Corporation401194.7%38295.3%
10.X Integration Pty Ltd366297.9%33792.1%
11.TPG Internet Pty Ltd6769.0%6191.0%
12.Australian Academic and Research Network1119.1%1090.9%
13.Future Broadband7479.5%6790.5%
14.Aussie Broadband6186510.5%55389.5%
15.iiNet Limited1121210.7%10089.3%
16.Superloop (australia) Pty Ltd5817412.7%50787.3%
17.Exetel Pty Ltd2983812.8%26087.2%
18.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre1852513.5%16086.5%
19.Anycast Holdings PTY LTD7114.3%685.7%
20.Host Universal Pty Ltd791316.5%6683.5%
21.Spintel Pty Ltd40717.5%3382.5%
22.Launtel PTY LTD1502718.0%12382.0%
23.Google, LLC5120.0%480.0%
24.Hurricane Electric LLC351131.4%2468.6%
25.AAPT Limited6233.3%466.7%

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 (Nov 2023)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre18587.3 Mbps
2.Cloudflare, Inc.9974.1 Mbps
3.Exetel Pty Ltd29839.4 Mbps
4.X Integration Pty Ltd36635.7 Mbps
5.SpaceX Starlink7934.5 Mbps
6.Lightning Broadband Pty Ltd633.0 Mbps
7.Launtel PTY LTD15026.8 Mbps
8.TPG Internet Pty Ltd6723.2 Mbps
9.Superloop (australia) Pty Ltd58122.7 Mbps
10.Telstra Corporation40118.8 Mbps
11.Aussie Broadband61811.9 Mbps
12.Future Broadband749.4 Mbps
13.iiNet Limited1127.3 Mbps
14.Spintel Pty Ltd405.7 Mbps
15.Akamai Technologies, Inc.260.0 Mbps
16.The Constant Company, LLC120.0 Mbps
17.xTom Pty Ltd60.0 Mbps
18.Akari Networks Limited60.0 Mbps
19.Host Universal Pty Ltd790.0 Mbps
20.Australian Academic and Research Network110.0 Mbps
21.Vodafone Australia Pty Ltd50.0 Mbps
22.M247 Europe SRL220.0 Mbps
23.Zscaler Australia PTY LTD60.0 Mbps
24.Datacamp Limited90.0 Mbps
25.Oracle Corporation60.0 Mbps