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 ipv6-test.com 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 (Mar 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.905
2.Hurricane Electric LLC530
3.TELUS Communications Inc331
4.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.304
5.Shaw Communications Inc.136
6.Bell Mobility Inc50
7.Amanah Tech Inc.39
8.Ovh Sas32
9.TELUS Communications Inc.31
10.Cogeco Cable28
11.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee24
12.University of Alberta22
13.DataCity16
14.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.15
15.Carleton University12
16.Everythink Innovations Limited10
17.Technologie Optic.ca9
18.Wightman Telecom6
19.Whatbox Inc.6
20.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.5

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, Mar 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.527
2.TELUS Communications Inc195
3.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.154
4.Hurricane Electric LLC111
5.Shaw Communications Inc.87
6.Bell Mobility Inc37
7.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee20
8.TELUS Communications Inc.19
9.Cogeco Cable17
10.Amanah Tech Inc.13
11.University of Alberta12
12.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.8
13.Technologie Optic.ca7
14.Ovh Sas6
15.Wightman Telecom5
16.DataCity5
17.Everythink Innovations Limited4
18.Carleton University4
19.Whatbox Inc.3
20.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.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 (Mar 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Technologie Optic.ca900.0%9100.0%
2.Carleton University1200.0%12100.0%
3.TELUS Communications Inc.3113.2%3096.8%
4.DataCity1616.3%1593.8%
5.Everythink Innovations Limited10110.0%990.0%
6.Cogeco Cable28310.7%2589.3%
7.Ovh Sas32412.5%2887.5%
8.Hurricane Electric LLC5306812.8%46287.2%
9.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.90511813.0%78787.0%
10.TELUS Communications Inc3314814.5%28385.5%
11.Shaw Communications Inc.1362014.7%11685.3%
12.Wightman Telecom6116.7%583.3%
13.University of Alberta22418.2%1881.8%
14.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.3045618.4%24881.6%
15.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee24520.8%1979.2%
16.Bell Mobility Inc501326.0%3774.0%
17.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.15533.3%1066.7%
18.Whatbox Inc.6350.0%350.0%
19.Amanah Tech Inc.393794.9%25.1%
20.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.55100.0%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 (Mar 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Everythink Innovations Limited10263.5 Mbps
2.Cogeco Cable28165.3 Mbps
3.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.905114.6 Mbps
4.Shaw Communications Inc.136104.4 Mbps
5.TELUS Communications Inc33184.8 Mbps
6.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee2470.9 Mbps
7.Amanah Tech Inc.3949.5 Mbps
8.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.30438.6 Mbps
9.Hurricane Electric LLC53031.6 Mbps
10.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.1528.0 Mbps
11.Whatbox Inc.614.6 Mbps
12.TELUS Communications Inc.3113.3 Mbps
13.Technologie Optic.ca913.3 Mbps
14.Carleton University120.0 Mbps
15.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.50.0 Mbps
16.Wightman Telecom60.0 Mbps
17.DataCity160.0 Mbps
18.Ovh Sas320.0 Mbps
19.Bell Mobility Inc500.0 Mbps
20.University of Alberta220.0 Mbps