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 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Hurricane Electric LLC890
2.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.821
3.TELUS Communications Inc363
4.Shaw Communications Inc.220
5.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.206
6.Ovh Sas115
7.Bell Mobility Inc87
8.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee81
9.Cogeco Cable67
11.Novus Entertainment Inc.59
12.Everythink Innovations Limited43
13.Bell Canada18
14.DigitalOcean, LLC17
15.Start Communications17
16.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.16 Ltd.15
18.Ontario Inc.14
19.TELUS Communications Inc.14
20.Yesup Ecommerce Solutions Inc.11
22.Amanah Tech Inc.8
23.10VPN Hosting8
24.IT7 Networks Inc7
25.Sierra Wireless, Inc.6

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 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.443
2.TELUS Communications Inc209
3.Hurricane Electric LLC162
4.Shaw Communications Inc.128
5.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.125
6.Bell Mobility Inc67
7.Cogeco Cable46
8.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee41
9.Everythink Innovations Limited18
10.Ovh Sas18
11.Start Communications12
12.Novus Entertainment Inc.12
13.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.9
15.TELUS Communications Inc.8
16.10VPN Hosting7 Ltd.7
18.DigitalOcean, LLC7
19.Amanah Tech Inc.6
20.Sierra Wireless, Inc.6
21.Xplornet Communications Inc.5
22.Google LLC5
23.Ontario Inc.4
24.Bell Canada4
25.American Registry Internet Numbers4

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Google LLC500.0%5100.0%
2.Xplornet Communications Inc.500.0%5100.0%
3.Ontario Inc.1400.0%14100.0%
4.Bell Mobility Inc8711.1%8698.9% Ltd.1516.7%1493.3%
6.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee8167.4%7592.6%
8.Everythink Innovations Limited4349.3%3990.7%
9.10VPN Hosting8112.5%787.5%
10.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.2062713.1%17986.9%
11.Cogeco Cable67913.4%5886.6%
12.Novus Entertainment Inc.59813.6%5186.4%
13.TELUS Communications Inc.14214.3%1285.7%
14.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.82112415.1%69784.9%
15.TELUS Communications Inc3636016.5%30383.5%
16.Start Communications17317.6%1482.4%
17.Storm Internet Services5120.0%480.0%
18.Ovh Sas1152521.7%9078.3%
20.Hurricane Electric LLC89025028.1%64071.9%
21.Shaw Communications Inc.2206429.1%15670.9%
22.Sierra Wireless, Inc.6233.3%466.7%
23.American Registry Internet Numbers5240.0%360.0%
24.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.16850.0%850.0%
25.Hextet Systems5360.0%240.0%

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 (Jun 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.16366.5 Mbps
2.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.821165.4 Mbps
3.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee81102.7 Mbps
4.Bell Canada1897.0 Mbps
5.Everythink Innovations Limited4382.6 Mbps
6.Bell Mobility Inc8779.5 Mbps
7.Shaw Communications Inc.22075.5 Mbps
8.Cogeco Cable6773.6 Mbps
9.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.20650.6 Mbps
10.TELUS Communications Inc36346.4 Mbps
11.Hurricane Electric LLC89040.2 Mbps
12.TELUS Communications Inc.1435.4 Mbps
13.Start Communications1732.2 Mbps
14.Ovh Sas11530.0 Mbps
15.Yesup Ecommerce Solutions Inc.1118.8 Mbps Ltd.1512.1 Mbps
17.Hextet Systems53.1 Mbps
18.Choopa92.6 Mbps
19.Ontario Inc.142.1 Mbps
20.DigitalOcean, LLC170.0 Mbps
21.Storm Internet Services50.0 Mbps
22.Xplornet Communications Inc.50.0 Mbps
23.American Registry Internet Numbers50.0 Mbps
24.Amanah Tech Inc.80.0 Mbps
25.10VPN Hosting80.0 Mbps