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 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,377
2.Hurricane Electric LLC602
3.TELUS Communications Inc338
4.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.229
5.Ovh Sas126
6.M247 Ltd123
7.Shaw Communications Inc.112
9.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee74
10.Amanah Tech Inc.70
11.Ontario Inc.45
12.Bell Mobility Inc44
13.Cogeco Cable40
14.Distributel Communications Ltd.28
15.Start Communications27
16.Fortinet Inc.16
17.DigitalOcean, LLC15
18.Metro Loop12
19.Novus Entertainment Inc.11
20.BH Telecom Corp.11
21.10VPN Hosting10
22.Linode, LLC9
23.TELUS Communications Inc.9
24.Total Server Solutions L.L.C.8
25.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.8

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 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.645
2.TELUS Communications Inc179
3.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.134
4.Hurricane Electric LLC131
5.Shaw Communications Inc.66
6.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee33
7.Bell Mobility Inc28
8.Ontario Inc.22
9.Cogeco Cable18
10.Ovh Sas16
11.Amanah Tech Inc.16
12.Start Communications15
13.Distributel Communications Ltd.13
14.M247 Ltd12
15.TELUS Communications Inc.8
16.Novus Entertainment Inc.7
17.10VPN Hosting6
18.Bell Canada5
19.Technologie Optic.ca5
20.Everythink Innovations Limited5
21.Hextet Systems5
23.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.4
24.Linode, LLC3
25.Metro Loop3

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Beanfield Technologies Inc.700.0%7100.0%
2.Novus Entertainment Inc.1100.0%11100.0%
3.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.800.0%8100.0%
4.BH Telecom Corp.1100.0%11100.0%
5.Bell Mobility Inc4412.3%4397.7%
6.Fortinet Inc.1616.3%1593.8%
8.Start Communications2727.4%2592.6%
9.10VPN Hosting10110.0%990.0%
10.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.2292711.8%20288.2%
11.Everythink Innovations Limited7114.3%685.7%
12.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,37720314.7%1,17485.3%
13.Metro Loop12216.7%1083.3%
14.Technologie Optic.ca6116.7%583.3%
15.Ovh Sas1262217.5%10482.5%
16.Cogeco Cable40717.5%3382.5%
17.TELUS Communications Inc3386820.1%27079.9%
18.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee741520.3%5979.7%
19.Shaw Communications Inc.1122623.2%8676.8%
20.Hurricane Electric LLC60214724.4%45575.6%
21.M247 Ltd1233427.6%8972.4%
22.Hextet Systems7228.6%571.4%
24.TELUS Communications Inc.9333.3%666.7%
25.DigitalOcean, LLC15746.7%853.3%

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.1,377165.3 Mbps
2.Everythink Innovations Limited7125.1 Mbps
3.Shaw Communications Inc.11295.2 Mbps
4.Cogeco Cable4077.1 Mbps
5.TELUS Communications Inc33876.8 Mbps
6.Start Communications2763.8 Mbps
7.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee7461.2 Mbps
8.Bell Mobility Inc4456.4 Mbps
9.DigitalOcean, LLC1543.8 Mbps
10.Hurricane Electric LLC60241.3 Mbps
11.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.22931.6 Mbps
12.Cogeco Communications Holdings, Inc.829.7 Mbps
13.Ontario Inc.4522.3 Mbps
14.Distributel Communications Ltd.2816.0 Mbps
15.Technologie Optic.ca615.1 Mbps
16.Amanah Tech Inc.7015.0 Mbps
17.BH Telecom Corp.1114.3 Mbps
18.Choopa66.9 Mbps
19.Hextet Systems75.0 Mbps
20.M247 Ltd1230.0 Mbps
21.Coextro60.0 Mbps
22.Linode, LLC90.0 Mbps
23.Beanfield Technologies Inc.70.0 Mbps
24.TELUS Communications Inc.90.0 Mbps
25.Bell Canada60.0 Mbps