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 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.ProXad network / Free1,661
2.Orange S.A.1,319
3.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,198
4.Renater300
5.Hurricane Electric LLC290
6.Ovh224
7.Bouygtel-isp181
8.Brenac Eurl156
9.Sfr152
10.Online S.A.S.141
11.Ovh Sas101
12.Free SAS62
13.Knet52
14.M247 Ltd50
15.Ikoula Ripe34
16.Anexia23
17.Sfr Sa23
18.Tetaneutral.net19
19.Gitoyen Network16
20.France Telecom Orange11
21.Linkt SAS8
22.France Telecom8
23.Cloudflarewarp8
24.Sewan Network8
25.Choopa7

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 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.ProXad network / Free963
2.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline929
3.Orange S.A.856
4.Hurricane Electric LLC150
5.Bouygtel-isp138
6.Renater103
7.Sfr89
8.Brenac Eurl66
9.Ovh Sas63
10.Online S.A.S.43
11.Ovh40
12.Free SAS39
13.M247 Ltd35
14.Knet17
15.Sfr Sa13
16.Gitoyen Network8
17.Cloudflarewarp7
18.Linkt SAS6
19.Optilian5
20.Choopa5
21.Tetaneutral.net5
22.Orne THD SPL4
23.MilkyWan4
24.Ikoula Ripe3
25.France Telecom Orange3

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.NXT Initiative700.0%7100.0%
2.Orne THD SPL700.0%7100.0%
3.Linkt SAS800.0%8100.0%
4.Moji500.0%5100.0%
5.Anexia2300.0%23100.0%
6.Ikoula Ripe3400.0%34100.0%
7.Optilian500.0%5100.0%
8.Renater300124.0%28896.0%
9.Bouygtel-isp18195.0%17295.0%
10.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,198877.3%1,11192.7%
11.Knet5247.7%4892.3%
12.Sfr152138.6%13991.4%
13.Orange S.A.1,3191148.6%1,20591.4%
14.Gitoyen Network16212.5%1487.5%
15.Choopa7114.3%685.7%
16.ProXad network / Free1,66124514.8%1,41685.2%
17.Tetaneutral.net19315.8%1684.2%
18.MilkyWan6116.7%583.3%
19.Free SAS621117.7%5182.3%
20.Ovh Sas1012322.8%7877.2%
21.Sewan Network8225.0%675.0%
22.Online S.A.S.1413827.0%10373.0%
23.Hurricane Electric LLC2908228.3%20871.7%
24.DSP Teloise6233.3%466.7%
25.M247 Ltd501938.0%3162.0%

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 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.NXT Initiative7249.5 Mbps
2.Free SAS62238.6 Mbps
3.Knet52226.6 Mbps
4.ProXad network / Free1,661175.0 Mbps
5.Orange S.A.1,319169.5 Mbps
6.Hurricane Electric LLC290110.1 Mbps
7.Orne THD SPL791.0 Mbps
8.Sfr15286.8 Mbps
9.M247 Ltd5074.5 Mbps
10.Bouygtel-isp18167.4 Mbps
11.Ovh22440.5 Mbps
12.Online S.A.S.14133.2 Mbps
13.Ovh Sas10133.1 Mbps
14.Bouygues Telecom ISP Wireline1,19820.5 Mbps
15.Tetaneutral.net1919.5 Mbps
16.Sfr Sa2318.2 Mbps
17.Brenac Eurl15612.5 Mbps
18.DSP Teloise66.4 Mbps
19.France Telecom Orange111.9 Mbps
20.Linkt SAS80.0 Mbps
21.Moji50.0 Mbps
22.Anexia230.0 Mbps
23.Choopa70.0 Mbps
24.MilkyWan60.0 Mbps
25.Gitoyen Network160.0 Mbps