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 (Jun 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.771
2.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.387
3.TELUS Communications Inc337
4.Hurricane Electric LLC257
5.Shaw Communications Inc.152
6.TELUS Communications Inc.65
7.Cogeco Cable63
8.Bell Mobility Inc.59
9.M247 Ltd57
10.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee55
11.Internet Society42
12.Bell Mobility Inc19
13.Ovh Sas19
14.Microsoft Corporation18
15.Amanah Tech Inc.17
16.10VPN Hosting16
17.Cogent Communications12
19.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.7
20.Start Communications7
21.Technologie Optic.ca7
22.E-Gate Communications Inc.6
23.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.6
24.Everythink Innovations Limited5

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, Jun 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.486
2.TELUS Communications Inc204
3.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.176
4.Shaw Communications Inc.100
5.Hurricane Electric LLC92
6.Bell Mobility Inc.53
7.TELUS Communications Inc.36
8.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee30
9.Cogeco Cable29
10.Internet Society24
11.Bell Mobility Inc17
12.Ovh Sas15
13.M247 Ltd13
14.Cogent Communications9
15.10VPN Hosting8
16.Technologie Optic.ca7
17.Amanah Tech Inc.7
18.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.5
19.Start Communications5
20.Microsoft Corporation4
22.Everythink Innovations Limited4
23.E-Gate Communications Inc.3
25.Wightman Telecom3

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 (Jun 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Wightman Telecom500.0%5100.0%
2.TeraGo Networks Inc.500.0%5100.0%
3.Start Communications700.0%7100.0%
4.Comcast Cable Communications, LLC500.0%5100.0%
5.E-Gate Communications Inc.600.0%6100.0%
6.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.700.0%7100.0%
7.Bell Mobility Inc.5935.1%5694.9%
8.Bell Mobility Inc1915.3%1894.7%
9.Cogeco Cable6346.3%5993.7%
10.Internet Society4237.1%3992.9%
11.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.387369.3%35190.7%
13.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.7719011.7%68188.3%
14.TELUS Communications Inc3375215.4%28584.6%
15.Shaw Communications Inc.1522818.4%12481.6%
16.Hurricane Electric LLC2574818.7%20981.3%
17.10VPN Hosting16318.8%1381.3%
18.TELUS Communications Inc.651624.6%4975.4%
19.Ovh Sas19631.6%1368.4%
20.Everythink Innovations Limited5240.0%360.0%
21.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee552545.5%3054.5%
22.Technologie Optic.ca7457.1%342.9%
24.Amanah Tech Inc.171164.7%635.3%
25.M247 Ltd574070.2%1729.8%

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 (Jun 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Cogeco Cable63630.2 Mbps
2.Ovh Sas19375.7 Mbps
3.Everythink Innovations Limited5352.5 Mbps
4.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.771133.0 Mbps
5.TELUS Communications Inc.65107.6 Mbps
6.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee5588.2 Mbps
7.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.786.7 Mbps
8.Bell Mobility Inc.5985.5 Mbps
9.TELUS Communications Inc33780.2 Mbps
10.Shaw Communications Inc.15274.4 Mbps
11.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.38764.1 Mbps
12.Hurricane Electric LLC25746.5 Mbps
13.Start Communications742.4 Mbps
14.Cogent Communications1227.1 Mbps
15.M247 Ltd5718.2 Mbps
16.Amanah Tech Inc.1718.2 Mbps
17.DataCity1012.3 Mbps
18.Bell Mobility Inc197.5 Mbps
19.10VPN Hosting166.2 Mbps
20.Technologie Optic.ca73.4 Mbps
21.Microsoft Corporation180.0 Mbps
22.E-Gate Communications Inc.60.0 Mbps
23.Choopa50.0 Mbps
24.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.60.0 Mbps
25.Comcast Cable Communications, LLC50.0 Mbps