France IPv6 in France

These graphs show the evolution of default protocol, v6 address types, and average bandwidth in France 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 France

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 France (Jan 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.ProXad network / Free2,009
2.Orange S.A.1,667
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,164
4.Hurricane Electric LLC587
5.Ovh269
6.Bouygtel-isp198
7.Sfr158
8.Online S.A.S.150
9.Ovh Sas111
10.Knet74
11.Free SAS55
12.Renater43
13.Bea Informatique31
14.BOUYGUES Telecom29
15.Brenac Eurl28
16.RIPE Network Coordination Center23
17.Gitoyen Network20
18.Ikoula Ripe18
19.Sewan Network16
20.M247 Ltd10
21.NTTDoCoMo10
22.Tetaneutral.net9
23.MilkyWan9
24.Choopa9
25.Thibault Crevel9

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in France (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 France (unique addresses, Jan 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.ProXad network / Free1,042
2.Orange S.A.931
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline886
4.Hurricane Electric LLC180
5.Bouygtel-isp151
6.Sfr81
7.Ovh Sas50
8.Online S.A.S.46
9.Ovh39
10.Free SAS37
11.Knet27
12.Renater21
13.Brenac Eurl20
14.BOUYGUES Telecom14
15.Gitoyen Network12
16.NTTDoCoMo10
17.MilkyWan9
18.M247 Ltd9
19.RIPE Network Coordination Center8
20.Choopa7
21.Global Alphalink5
22.Orne THD SPL4
23.Webaxys SAS4
24.Thibault Crevel4
25.Sewan Network3

Default browser protocol in France

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 France (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 France (Jan 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Sewan Network1600.0%16100.0%
2.RIPE Network Coordination Center2300.0%23100.0%
3.Global Alphalink700.0%7100.0%
4.Webaxys SAS500.0%5100.0%
5.Bouygtel-isp19894.5%18995.5%
6.Renater4324.7%4195.3%
7.Knet7445.4%7094.6%
8.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,164726.2%1,09293.8%
9.Orange S.A.1,6671639.8%1,50490.2%
10.Gitoyen Network20210.0%1890.0%
11.NTTDoCoMo10110.0%990.0%
12.Bea Informatique31412.9%2787.1%
13.ProXad network / Free2,00927113.5%1,73886.5%
14.Ovh Sas1112018.0%9182.0%
15.Sfr1583019.0%12881.0%
16.Free SAS551120.0%4480.0%
17.Zichao Heng5120.0%480.0%
18.Orne THD SPL5120.0%480.0%
19.Hurricane Electric LLC58715225.9%43574.1%
20.Tetaneutral.net9333.3%666.7%
21.Ovh26910539.0%16461.0%
22.Brenac Eurl281139.3%1760.7%
23.Online S.A.S.1506241.3%8858.7%
24.MilkyWan9444.4%555.6%
25.Choopa9444.4%555.6%

IPv6 address types in France

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 France

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 France (Jan 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Sfr158223.2 Mbps
2.Free SAS55215.4 Mbps
3.ProXad network / Free2,009175.0 Mbps
4.Orange S.A.1,667153.4 Mbps
5.Gitoyen Network20118.3 Mbps
6.Choopa979.3 Mbps
7.Hurricane Electric LLC58776.7 Mbps
8.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,16475.5 Mbps
9.Ikoula Ripe1854.5 Mbps
10.Online S.A.S.15053.3 Mbps
11.Ovh26949.8 Mbps
12.Ovh Sas11142.7 Mbps
13.Orne THD SPL532.5 Mbps
14.Bouygtel-isp19823.9 Mbps
15.BOUYGUES Telecom2910.4 Mbps
16.M247 Ltd107.7 Mbps
17.MilkyWan94.0 Mbps
18.Brenac Eurl282.5 Mbps
19.Zichao Heng50.7 Mbps
20.Renater430.0 Mbps
21.Bea Informatique310.0 Mbps
22.NTTDoCoMo100.0 Mbps
23.Webaxys SAS50.0 Mbps
24.Global Alphalink70.0 Mbps
25.Tetaneutral.net90.0 Mbps