AT&T break through 50% IPv6, Saudi Arabia join top 20 IPv6 nations

Well that didn’t take long. As we predicted last month, “it won’t be long before IPv6 will be the dominant protocol to major web properties from AT&T’s network.” And as our latest World IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results show, that is now the case with AT&T ranked in 1st position with IPv6 deployment of 52.13%.

Something we couldn’t have predicted was the arrival of Saudi Arabia on the IPv6 stage. Now in 18th position with an IPv6 deployment measure of 7.07%, Saudi Telecom Company clearly mean business. There’s more information about this deployment in a recent lightning talk from Sander Steffann.

Other new entrants this month include MEO who have been building IPv6 deployment in Portugal for some time and are now included in our rankings in 17th position with IPv6 deployment of 44.11%, GVT of Brazil in 23rd position (3.47%), Sprint Wireless of the USA in 40th position (1.6%) and Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, in 64th position (0.53%).

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AT&T takes the IPv6 lead

New World IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results have just been published for the month of April, 2015.

Perhaps the most striking news this month is that after several years of steady and consistent growth in IPv6 deployment, AT&T now sit at the number 1 spot in our rankings of IPv6 deployments globally. This is a pretty significant achievement and it’s also worth noting that it won’t be long before IPv6 will be the dominant protocol to major web properties from AT&T’s network.

We also have a new entrant to highlight this month in the form of Bolivian telecoms cooperative Comteco who enter our listings this month with an IPv6 deployment measurement of 9.43%.

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IPv6 Launch: AT&T Wireless gets on board

New World IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results have just been published for the month of March, 2015.

Keen observers will note some fairly large shifts in the IPv6 deployment percentages for some of the higher-ranked networks, and fewer networks overall than we have reported on recently. The reasons for this are down to some changes in the way we’re handling data from our measurement sources (Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and LinkedIn). In an effort to present a more accurate (or perhaps, less inaccurate) measurement, we’re excluding any data sources that look like outliers to our algorithm. Hopefully this will result in smoother tracking of IPv6 deployment over time, and a more accurate representation of levels of deployment activity currently underway.

Some new entrants in this month’s figures to call attention to:

- AT&T Wireless at 0.93%
- Deutsche Glasfaser at 41.94%
- Premier Communications at 4.13%

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STnet joins the IPv6 trailblazers

A little later than usual we’ve just uploaded our latest monthly measurement update.

A couple of things to highlight this month:

– Strong IPv6 deployment growth at T-Mobile USA continues and this month they crossed the 50% IPv6 barrier. A great achievement for a major wireless network.

Japanese ISP STnet have joined the ranks of World IPv6 Launch networks and show up in this month’s rankings with over 36% IPv6 deployment.

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2015 gets off to a flying start for IPv6 deployment

The new year has begun very auspiciously for IPv6 deployment as our latest measurements update indicates. Network operators have had a busy holiday season upgrading their network footprints to support IPv6.

Major operators like Comcast, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Telenet, Liberty Global, Telekom Malaysia, Telefonica Czech Republic, VOO, XS4ALL, Tele2 and many others have seen significant growth in the past month or two. Others show continued steady progress, some to really impressive levels of deployment, like Verizon Wireless.

We mentioned British Sky Broadcasting in our last post. In the last month they’ve moved from 2% to more than 9% deployment. In Estonia, Elion have started their deployment in great style as the graph below illustrates.

Elion IPv6 Deployment Graph

Elion IPv6 Deployment

In our last post for 2014 we announced that LinkedIn had started providing data for our World IPv6 Launch measurements. We’re delighted to now also be able to share that Facebook are once again providing us with data, adding to the stability of our measurements.

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