Canada IPv6 in Canada

These graphs show the evolution of default protocol, v6 address types, and average bandwidth in Canada 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 Canada

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 Canada (Aug 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,010
2.Shaw Communications Inc.364
3.TELUS Communications Inc344
4.Hurricane Electric LLC313
5.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.231
6.Bell Mobility Inc.90
7.TELUS Communications Inc.74
8.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee63
9.FibreStream, Inc.41
10.Cogeco Cable37
11.Ovh Sas36
12.Accelerated Connections Inc.33
13.Amanah Tech Inc.28
14.Bell Mobility Inc27
15.Linode, LLC24
16.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.21
17.10VPN Hosting17
18.Everythink Innovations Limited17
20.DigitalOcean, LLC14
21.Microsoft Corporation9
22.Novus Entertainment Inc.8
23.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.8
24.M247 Ltd7

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Canada (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 Canada (unique addresses, Aug 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.552
2.TELUS Communications Inc185
3.Shaw Communications Inc.179
4.Hurricane Electric LLC130
5.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.122
6.Bell Mobility Inc.55
7.TELUS Communications Inc.47
8.Cogeco Cable25
9.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee19
10.Bell Mobility Inc19
11.Amanah Tech Inc.15
12.FibreStream, Inc.14
13.Ovh Sas13
14.Accelerated Connections Inc.7
15.Everythink Innovations Limited7
16.Novus Entertainment Inc.7
17.M247 Ltd6
18.DigitalOcean, LLC5
19.10VPN Hosting4
20.Technologie Optic.ca4
21.Microsoft Corporation3
22.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.3
23.GloboTech Communications3
24.Linode, LLC3
25.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.2

Default browser protocol in Canada

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 Canada (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 Canada (Aug 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
3.Cabo Servicos De Telecomunicacoes Ltda500.0%5100.0%
4.Bell Mobility Inc2713.7%2696.3%
5.TELUS Communications Inc.7456.8%6993.2%
6.Shaw Communications Inc.364328.8%33291.2%
7.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee63711.1%5688.9%
8.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,01012312.2%88787.8%
9.Novus Entertainment Inc.8112.5%787.5%
10.Cogeco Cable37513.5%3286.5%
11.TELUS Communications Inc3445816.9%28683.1%
12.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.2314117.7%19082.3%
13.Bell Mobility Inc.901921.1%7178.9%
14.Hurricane Electric LLC3137022.4%24377.6%
15.Everythink Innovations Limited17635.3%1164.7%
16.Technologie Optic.ca5240.0%360.0%
17.Bell Canada5240.0%360.0%
18.Ovh Sas362055.6%1644.4%
19.M247 Ltd7457.1%342.9%
20.Accelerated Connections Inc.331957.6%1442.4%
21.DigitalOcean, LLC14964.3%535.7%
22.10VPN Hosting171270.6%529.4%
23.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.8675.0%225.0%
24.Amanah Tech Inc.282382.1%517.9%
25.Microsoft Corporation99100.0%00.0%

IPv6 address types in Canada

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 Canada

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 Canada (Aug 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Ovh Sas36891.5 Mbps
2.Everythink Innovations Limited17400.2 Mbps
3.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,010204.9 Mbps
4.Shaw Communications Inc.364148.3 Mbps
5.TELUS Communications Inc.74127.6 Mbps
6.TELUS Communications Inc344103.2 Mbps
7.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.23172.0 Mbps
8.DigitalOcean, LLC1466.8 Mbps
9.Hurricane Electric LLC31354.6 Mbps
10.Bell Mobility Inc.9049.5 Mbps
11.Cogeco Cable3747.8 Mbps
12.10VPN Hosting1745.2 Mbps
13.Amanah Tech Inc.2845.0 Mbps
14.FibreStream, Inc.4132.9 Mbps
15.Novus Entertainment Inc.832.6 Mbps
16.GloboTech Communications623.6 Mbps
17.Bell Canada520.4 Mbps
18.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee6320.4 Mbps
19.Bell Mobility Inc277.9 Mbps
20.eSecureData71.0 Mbps
21.Microsoft Corporation90.0 Mbps
22.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.60.0 Mbps
23.DataCity150.0 Mbps
24.Accelerated Connections Inc.330.0 Mbps
25.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.210.0 Mbps