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 (Apr 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,168
2.Hurricane Electric LLC632
3.TELUS Communications Inc387
4.Hurricane Electric261
5.Shaw Communications Inc.240
6.TekSavvy Solutions235
7.Bell Canada113
8.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.103
9.Start Communications59
10.Bell Mobility Inc.54
11.Cogeco Cable Inc.45
12.OVH Hosting45
14.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee39
15.Ovh Sas38
16.Cogeco Cable35
17.Bell Mobility Inc34
18.Everythink Innovations Limited29
20.IT7 Networks Inc22
21.TELUS Communications Inc.21
22.University of Saskatchewan16
23.Hextet Systems13
25.M247 Ltd10

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, Apr 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.566
2.TELUS Communications Inc194
3.Hurricane Electric LLC158
4.Shaw Communications Inc.154
5.TekSavvy Solutions136
6.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.70
7.Hurricane Electric62
8.Bell Mobility Inc.45
9.Cogeco Cable Inc.31
10.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee30
11.Start Communications30
12.Cogeco Cable20
13.Bell Canada18
14.OVH Hosting17
15.Bell Mobility Inc16
16.TELUS Communications Inc.15
17.Everythink Innovations Limited13
19.M247 Ltd8
20.Ovh Sas7
21.Amanah Tech Inc.7
22.Yesup Ecommerce Solutions Inc.6
23.Cybera Inc6
24.Hextet Systems5
25.IT7 Networks Inc5

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 (Apr 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.R & D Technologies600.0%6100.0%
2.Bell Mobility Inc.5400.0%54100.0%
3.Bell Mobility Inc3400.0%34100.0%
5.Wightman Telecom600.0%6100.0%
6.Cybera Inc700.0%7100.0%
7.University of Waterloo600.0%6100.0%
8.Ontario Inc.600.0%6100.0%
9.Cogeco Cable Inc.4536.7%4293.3%
10.Everythink Innovations Limited2926.9%2793.1%
11.Hurricane Electric261249.2%23790.8%
12.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,16812310.5%1,04589.5%
13.Stack Harbor Inc.8112.5%787.5%
14.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.1031312.6%9087.4%
15.Ovh Sas38513.2%3386.8%
16.TELUS Communications Inc3875113.2%33686.8%
17.TekSavvy Solutions2353113.2%20486.8%
18.Cogeco Cable Holdings Inc7114.3%685.7%
19.Bell Canada1131815.9%9584.1%
20.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee39820.5%3179.5%
21.Shaw Communications Inc.2405422.5%18677.5%
22.OVH Hosting451226.7%3373.3%
23.M247 Ltd10330.0%770.0%
24.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.6233.3%466.7%
25.Hurricane Electric LLC63221534.0%41766.0%

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 (Apr 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Stack Harbor Inc.8367.0 Mbps
2.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,168187.9 Mbps
3.Everythink Innovations Limited29171.6 Mbps
4.Shaw Communications Inc.240105.3 Mbps
5.Bell Mobility Inc3487.3 Mbps
6.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee3984.3 Mbps
7.TELUS Communications Inc.2172.6 Mbps
8.Bell Canada11370.8 Mbps
9.Cogeco Cable Inc.4565.9 Mbps
10.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.10358.1 Mbps
11.OVH Hosting4552.8 Mbps
12.Hurricane Electric LLC63248.3 Mbps
13.TELUS Communications Inc38747.9 Mbps
14.Yesup Ecommerce Solutions Inc.943.6 Mbps
15.TekSavvy Solutions23535.5 Mbps
16.Hurricane Electric26130.9 Mbps
17.Cogeco Cable3526.7 Mbps
18.Wightman Telecom618.9 Mbps
19.Cogeco Cable Holdings Inc717.8 Mbps
20.Amanah Tech Inc.817.3 Mbps
21.Bell Mobility Inc.5416.9 Mbps
22.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.616.2 Mbps
23.eSecureData4410.7 Mbps
24.Ontario Inc.68.0 Mbps
25.M247 Ltd102.6 Mbps