India IPv6 in India

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

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 India (Mar 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited173
2.Hurricane Electric LLC85
3.Bharti Airtel79
4.Tata Communications Limited72
5.Skynet India Internet Services67
6.Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd66
7.Rjil Internet62
8.Hutchison Max Telecom Limited56
9.BSNL Internet39
10.Bharti Airtel Limited34
11.Broad Band26
12.DigitalOcean, LLC24
13.ARTERIA Networks Corporation17
14.Qbb13
15.4b42 Global12
16.Linode, LLC11
17.STPI-Thiruvananthapuram10
18.2406:b400::/329
19.2404 Bbnl8
20.Idea Cellular Limited8
21.Idea Cellular Ltd8
22.Mtnl8
23.Google LLC7
24.Bharti6
25.Softnet5

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in India (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 India (unique addresses, Mar 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited127
2.Bharti Airtel61
3.Skynet India Internet Services54
4.Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd46
5.Rjil Internet45
6.Hurricane Electric LLC35
7.Hutchison Max Telecom Limited32
8.Bharti Airtel Limited25
9.BSNL Internet21
10.Broad Band17
11.ARTERIA Networks Corporation11
12.Idea Cellular Limited8
13.2406:b400::/328
14.Qbb8
15.DigitalOcean, LLC7
16.Idea Cellular Ltd7
17.Google LLC5
18.2404 Bbnl4
19.4b42 Global4
20.Tata Communications Limited3
21.Linode, LLC3
22.Mtnl2
23.STPI-Thiruvananthapuram2
24.Bharti1
25.Softnet1

Default browser protocol in India

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 India (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 India (Mar 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.ARTERIA Networks Corporation1700.0%17100.0%
2.Idea Cellular Ltd800.0%8100.0%
3.Softnet500.0%5100.0%
4.STPI-Thiruvananthapuram1000.0%10100.0%
5.Mtnl800.0%8100.0%
6.2404 Bbnl800.0%8100.0%
7.Bharti600.0%6100.0%
8.4b42 Global1200.0%12100.0%
9.Skynet India Internet Services6734.5%6495.5%
10.Hurricane Electric LLC8555.9%8094.1%
11.Qbb1317.7%1292.3%
12.Rjil Internet6258.1%5791.9%
13.2406:b400::/329111.1%888.9%
14.Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd66812.1%5887.9%
15.Hutchison Max Telecom Limited56712.5%4987.5%
16.Bharti Airtel791113.9%6886.1%
17.Bharti Airtel Limited34617.6%2882.4%
18.Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited1733218.5%14181.5%
19.BSNL Internet39820.5%3179.5%
20.Idea Cellular Limited8225.0%675.0%
21.Google LLC7228.6%571.4%
22.Broad Band26830.8%1869.2%
23.Linode, LLC11763.6%436.4%
24.Tata Communications Limited724663.9%2636.1%
25.DigitalOcean, LLC242291.7%28.3%

IPv6 address types in India

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 India

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 India (Mar 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Broad Band2627.5 Mbps
2.Rjil Internet6222.5 Mbps
3.Bharti Airtel799.8 Mbps
4.STPI-Thiruvananthapuram107.8 Mbps
5.2406:b400::/3296.0 Mbps
6.Idea Cellular Ltd83.8 Mbps
7.Hutchison Max Telecom Limited563.7 Mbps
8.Bharti Airtel Limited342.6 Mbps
9.Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited1732.2 Mbps
10.Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd661.5 Mbps
11.DigitalOcean, LLC241.4 Mbps
12.Idea Cellular Limited80.0 Mbps
13.Softnet50.0 Mbps
14.Mtnl80.0 Mbps
15.Linode, LLC110.0 Mbps
16.BSNL Internet390.0 Mbps
17.ARTERIA Networks Corporation170.0 Mbps
18.Qbb130.0 Mbps
19.2404 Bbnl80.0 Mbps
20.Google LLC70.0 Mbps
21.Hurricane Electric LLC850.0 Mbps
22.Bharti60.0 Mbps
23.Skynet India Internet Services670.0 Mbps
24.Tata Communications Limited720.0 Mbps
25.4b42 Global120.0 Mbps