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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.ProXad network / Free2,037
2.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,536
3.Orange S.A.1,210
4.Sfr212
5.Online S.A.S.183
6.Ovh157
7.Hurricane Electric LLC154
8.Bouygtel-isp137
9.Ovh Sas123
10.Renater73
11.Chinanet43
12.Choopa42
13.Orne THD SPL37
14.Free SAS37
15.Knet30
16.Cedric Rossius29
17.Gitoyen Network22
18.M247 Ltd22
19.MilkyWan20
20.RIPE Network Coordination Center17
21.Internet Assigned Numbers Authority15
22.DSP Ariege Telecom12
23.Global Alphalink9
24.China Mobile9
25.Netrix SAS8

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, Oct 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,157
2.ProXad network / Free1,060
3.Orange S.A.770
4.Bouygtel-isp112
5.Sfr102
6.Hurricane Electric LLC80
7.Online S.A.S.66
8.Ovh Sas43
9.Ovh37
10.Renater29
11.Free SAS24
12.Knet23
13.Orne THD SPL17
14.Chinanet16
15.Internet Assigned Numbers Authority14
16.RIPE Network Coordination Center12
17.Choopa12
18.Cedric Rossius11
19.Gitoyen Network11
20.Orange Slovensko a.s.7
21.Global Alphalink6
22.M247 Ltd6
23.DTAG European region5
24.DSP Ariege Telecom5
25.4b42 Global5

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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.4b42 Global500.0%5100.0%
2.Renater7300.0%73100.0%
3.DSP Moselle Telecom600.0%6100.0%
4.DTAG European region800.0%8100.0%
5.Global Alphalink900.0%9100.0%
6.RIPE Network Coordination Center1700.0%17100.0%
7.Internet Assigned Numbers Authority1500.0%15100.0%
8.Ikoula Ripe500.0%5100.0%
9.DSP Herault Telecom500.0%5100.0%
10.Knet3013.3%2996.7%
11.Gitoyen Network2214.5%2195.5%
12.Orne THD SPL3725.4%3594.6%
13.Sfr212125.7%20094.3%
14.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,536996.4%1,43793.6%
15.Bouygtel-isp13796.6%12893.4%
16.Free SAS3738.1%3491.9%
17.Chinanet4349.3%3990.7%
18.Orange S.A.1,21016113.3%1,04986.7%
19.ProXad network / Free2,03727913.7%1,75886.3%
20.Cedric Rossius29413.8%2586.2%
21.Hurricane Electric LLC1543321.4%12178.6%
22.Online S.A.S.1834524.6%13875.4%
23.Orange Slovensko a.s.8225.0%675.0%
24.Ovh Sas1233125.2%9274.8%
25.DSP Ariege Telecom12433.3%866.7%

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 (Oct 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Knet30522.5 Mbps
2.ProXad network / Free2,037283.3 Mbps
3.Sfr212215.2 Mbps
4.Ovh Sas123142.8 Mbps
5.Orange S.A.1,210140.1 Mbps
6.Orne THD SPL37104.2 Mbps
7.Online S.A.S.18397.9 Mbps
8.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,53694.1 Mbps
9.Hurricane Electric LLC15488.4 Mbps
10.Free SAS3783.5 Mbps
11.Gitoyen Network2260.4 Mbps
12.Orange Slovensko a.s.846.5 Mbps
13.Ovh15742.0 Mbps
14.Bouygtel-isp13730.8 Mbps
15.M247 Ltd2228.7 Mbps
16.DSP Ariege Telecom128.2 Mbps
17.DSP Herault Telecom57.9 Mbps
18.DSP Moselle Telecom62.6 Mbps
19.Global Alphalink90.0 Mbps
20.China Mobile90.0 Mbps
21.Zichao Heng50.0 Mbps
22.Ikoula Ripe50.0 Mbps
23.Chinanet430.0 Mbps
24.MilkyWan200.0 Mbps
25.DTAG European region80.0 Mbps