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 (Aug 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.936
2.Hurricane Electric LLC671
3.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.232
4.TELUS Communications Inc207
5.Shaw Communications Inc.163
6.Ovh Sas119
7.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee90
9.Bell Mobility Inc37
11.Cogeco Cable30
12.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.26
13.IT7 Networks Inc25
14.TELUS Communications Inc.23
15.Xplornet Communications Inc.21
16.Bell Canada20
17.Amanah Tech Inc.19
18.Start Communications12
19.DigitalOcean, LLC12
20.M247 Ltd9
21.Everythink Innovations Limited9
22.Hextet Systems7
23.Bell Mobility Inc.7
25.Voi Net 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, Aug 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.571
2.Hurricane Electric LLC160
3.TELUS Communications Inc139
4.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.120
5.Shaw Communications Inc.100
6.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee62
7.Ovh Sas24
8.Bell Mobility Inc22
9.Xplornet Communications Inc.19
10.Cogeco Cable19
11.TELUS Communications Inc.12
12.Amanah Tech Inc.10
13.Start Communications7
14.M247 Ltd6
15.Hextet Systems5
16.DigitalOcean, LLC4
17.Everythink Innovations Limited4
18.Canarie Inc3
19.10VPN Hosting3
20.Voi Net Inc.3
21.Novus Entertainment Inc.3
22.Bell Mobility Inc.3
25.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.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 (Aug 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.10VPN Hosting500.0%5100.0%
2.Wightman Telecom500.0%5100.0%
3.Xplornet Communications Inc.2100.0%21100.0%
4.Bell Mobility Inc3700.0%37100.0%
5.Bell Canada2015.0%1995.0%
6.Bell Mobility Inc.7114.3%685.7%
8.TELUS Communications Inc2073315.9%17484.1%
9.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.2323715.9%19584.1%
10.Novus Entertainment Inc.6116.7%583.3%
11.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.93616017.1%77682.9%
12.Ovh Sas1192117.6%9882.4%
14.Cogeco Cable30620.0%2480.0%
15.Everythink Innovations Limited9222.2%777.8%
16.Start Communications12325.0%975.0%
17.Shaw Communications Inc.1634125.2%12274.8%
18.Hurricane Electric LLC67120230.1%46969.9%
19.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee903437.8%5662.2%
20.TELUS Communications Inc.23939.1%1460.9%
21.Canarie Inc5360.0%240.0%
22.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.261661.5%1038.5%
24.Amanah Tech Inc.191578.9%421.1%
25.DigitalOcean, LLC121083.3%216.7%

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 (Aug 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Everythink Innovations Limited9745.3 Mbps
2.Ovh Sas119179.7 Mbps
3.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.936147.9 Mbps
4.Cogeco Cable30127.6 Mbps
5.Shaw Communications Inc.16390.9 Mbps
6.Bell Mobility Inc3789.7 Mbps
7.IT7 Networks Inc2563.7 Mbps
8.Bell Canada2059.9 Mbps
9.Le Groupe Videotron Ltee9050.5 Mbps
10.TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.23248.2 Mbps
11.Hurricane Electric LLC67141.8 Mbps
12.TELUS Communications Inc20741.3 Mbps
13.Start Communications1240.3 Mbps
14.M247 Ltd917.7 Mbps
15.Canarie Inc516.5 Mbps
16.Bell Mobility Inc.716.3 Mbps
17.Amanah Tech Inc.199.5 Mbps
18.Xplornet Communications Inc.213.9 Mbps
19.DataCity62.9 Mbps
20.Choopa330.0 Mbps
21.Tech Futures Interactive Inc.260.0 Mbps
22.eSecureData570.0 Mbps
23.Voi Net Inc.60.0 Mbps
24.Hextet Systems70.0 Mbps
25.10VPN Hosting50.0 Mbps