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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.978
2.TELUS Communications Inc482
3.Hurricane Electric LLC312
4.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.221
5.Shaw Communications Inc.218
6.Bell Mobility Inc.156
7.TELUS Communications Inc.148
8.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee70
9.B2B2C Inc68
10.Ovh Sas59
11.Cogeco Cable58
12.Bell Mobility Inc39
13.Amanah Tech Inc.24
14.M247 Ltd23
15.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.22
16.Linode, LLC14
17.Technologie Optic.ca12
18.Bell Canada10
19.iFog GmbH9
20.Hextet Systems8
21.Microsoft Corporation7
22.10VPN Hosting7
23.Start Communications7
24.Oricom Internet6
25.Comcast Cable Communications, LLC6

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, Oct 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.528
2.TELUS Communications Inc256
3.Hurricane Electric LLC147
4.Bell Mobility Inc.129
5.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.128
6.Shaw Communications Inc.121
7.TELUS Communications Inc.80
8.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee39
9.Cogeco Cable33
10.Bell Mobility Inc29
11.Ovh Sas21
12.M247 Ltd13
13.Technologie Optic.ca12
14.iFog GmbH8
15.Amanah Tech Inc.6
16.B2B2C Inc6
17.Bell Canada5
18.Linode, LLC5
19.DigitalOcean, LLC5
21.Start Communications5
22.Everythink Innovations Limited4
23.10VPN Hosting4
24.Comcast Cable Communications, LLC4
25.Oricom Internet3

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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Cox Communications Inc.500.0%5100.0%
3.Everythink Innovations Limited500.0%5100.0%
5.iFog GmbH900.0%9100.0%
6.Bell Mobility Inc3925.1%3794.9%
7.Cogeco Cable5846.9%5493.1%
8.Technologie Optic.ca1218.3%1191.7%
9.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.97810110.3%87789.7%
10.TELUS Communications Inc4825812.0%42488.0%
11.Hextet Systems8112.5%787.5%
12.TELUS Communications Inc.1481912.8%12987.2%
13.Shaw Communications Inc.2183315.1%18584.9%
14.Comcast Cable Communications, LLC6116.7%583.3%
15.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.2214319.5%17880.5%
16.Hurricane Electric LLC3126219.9%25080.1%
17.Bell Mobility Inc.1563220.5%12479.5%
18.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee701724.3%5375.7%
19.10VPN Hosting7228.6%571.4%
20.Bell Canada10440.0%660.0%
21.Ovh Sas592542.4%3457.6%
22.Start Communications7342.9%457.1%
23.DigitalOcean, LLC5360.0%240.0%
24.Oricom Internet6466.7%233.3%
25.M247 Ltd231982.6%417.4%

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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Everythink Innovations Limited5589.0 Mbps
2.TELUS Communications Inc.148302.9 Mbps
3.Bell Canada10228.1 Mbps
4.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.978192.5 Mbps
5.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee70160.3 Mbps
6.Shaw Communications Inc.218132.6 Mbps
7.TELUS Communications Inc48296.3 Mbps
8.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.22167.3 Mbps
9.Hurricane Electric LLC31253.1 Mbps
10.Bell Mobility Inc.15652.4 Mbps
11.Cogeco Cable5851.0 Mbps
12.10VPN Hosting746.3 Mbps
13.Microsoft Corporation743.2 Mbps
14.Start Communications729.7 Mbps
15.Technologie Optic.ca1228.0 Mbps
16.Ovh Sas5912.6 Mbps
17.Amanah Tech Inc.245.3 Mbps
18.Choopa50.0 Mbps
19.B2B2C Inc680.0 Mbps
20.Cox Communications Inc.50.0 Mbps
21.DigitalOcean, LLC50.0 Mbps
22.Comcast Cable Communications, LLC60.0 Mbps
23.Hextet Systems80.0 Mbps
24.DataCity50.0 Mbps
25.iFog GmbH90.0 Mbps