Italy IPv6 in Italy

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

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 Italy (Oct 2020)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Fastweb Networks352
2.Interbusiness50
3.Hurricane Electric LLC36
4.Raiffeisen OnLine GmbH27
5.Aruba S.p.A.23
6.Vodafone Italy21
7.Tiscali SpA18
8.Infostrada16
9.M247 Ltd13
10.Twt13
11.Tiscali Italia SpA8
12.Comune di San Benedetto del Tronto8
13.Sky Italia7
14.Prometeus Network6

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Italy (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 Italy (unique addresses, Oct 2020)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Fastweb Networks219
2.Interbusiness32
3.Hurricane Electric LLC19
4.Vodafone Italy16
5.Aruba S.p.A.8
6.Infostrada8
7.Raiffeisen OnLine GmbH7
8.Tiscali SpA7
9.M247 Ltd6
10.Sky Italia6
11.Comune di San Benedetto del Tronto6
12.Twt3
13.Tiscali Italia SpA3
14.Prometeus Network2

Default browser protocol in Italy

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 Italy (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 Italy (Oct 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Sky Italia700.0%7100.0%
2.Raiffeisen OnLine GmbH2700.0%27100.0%
3.Comune di San Benedetto del Tronto800.0%8100.0%
4.Vodafone Italy2114.8%2095.2%
5.Hurricane Electric LLC3638.3%3391.7%
6.Fastweb Networks3525515.6%29784.4%
7.Aruba S.p.A.23834.8%1565.2%
8.Interbusiness502346.0%2754.0%
9.Prometeus Network6466.7%233.3%
10.M247 Ltd131076.9%323.1%
11.Twt131076.9%323.1%
12.Tiscali Italia SpA8787.5%112.5%
13.Infostrada161593.8%16.3%
14.Tiscali SpA1818100.0%00.0%

IPv6 address types in Italy

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 Italy

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 Italy (Oct 2020)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Aruba S.p.A.2388.9 Mbps
2.Sky Italia776.8 Mbps
3.Fastweb Networks35250.8 Mbps
4.Twt1341.7 Mbps
5.Infostrada1638.6 Mbps
6.Interbusiness5025.7 Mbps
7.Vodafone Italy2116.6 Mbps
8.Tiscali Italia SpA80.1 Mbps
9.Hurricane Electric LLC360.0 Mbps
10.M247 Ltd130.0 Mbps
11.Prometeus Network60.0 Mbps
12.Raiffeisen OnLine GmbH270.0 Mbps
13.Tiscali SpA180.0 Mbps
14.Comune di San Benedetto del Tronto80.0 Mbps