New IPv6 network operator measurements!

We’ve just published the latest update to our measurements of World IPv6 Launch network operators. We continue to see very encouraging growth in measured deployment across hundreds of networks both large and small.

Don’t forget – if you’re turning up IPv6 on your network please register and be counted!

We expect to continue measuring IPv6 Launch network operators throughout 2014.

IPv6 deployment spreads – new entrants from Europe, Asia and North America!

A little later than usual, we’ve just published the latest update to our measurements of World IPv6 Launch network operators. We continue to see very encouraging growth in measured deployment across hundreds of networks both large and small.

Continuing the theme from my last post, I’d like to highlight some of the networks new to our list that illustrate the global nature of IPv6 deployment taking place:

  • Orange Polanda leading provider of telecommunications services in Poland
  • BH Telecom, Sarajevoa leading telecommunication company in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Chunghwa Telecom (HiNet)the largest telecommunications company in Taiwan
  • T-Mobile Czech Republica major mobile network operator in the Czech Republic
  • Centurylinkthe third-largest telecommunications company in the United States in terms of lines served
  • Tele2a major European telecommunications operator headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden

These are all networks new to our measurements and showing growing and significant levels of IPv6 deployment. Don’t forget – if you’re turning up IPv6 on your network please register and be counted!

We expect to continue measuring IPv6 Launch network operators throughout 2014.

Going global – Networks from Malaysia, Norway, Ecuador, and Switzerland Join the IPv6 Launch!

We’ve published our latest measurements of World IPv6 Launch network operators. We continue to see very encouraging growth in measured deployment across hundreds of networks both large and small.

This month I’ll highlight some of the networks new to our list that illustrate the global nature of IPv6 deployment taking place:

  • Telekom Malaysia, one of Asia’s leading communications companies
  • Get AS, Norway’s second largest cable operator
  • Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, the public telecommunications company in Ecuador
  • Sunrise AG, the 2nd largest telecommunications company in Switzerland

These are all networks new to our measurements and showing growing and significant levels of IPv6 deployment. Don’t forget – if you’re turning up IPv6 on your network please register and be counted!

We expect to continue measuring IPv6 Launch network operators throughout 2014.

Latest measurement results – IPv6 deployment continues to grow, new networks joining the launch

We’ve published our latest measurements of IPv6 Launch network operators. We continue to see encouraging growth in measured deployment across many networks both large and small.

New this month, and in at number #19 in our default ranking is Telefonica Czech Republic with an IPv6 deployment measure of 12.89%. This is a network we hadn’t been measuring before. If you’re turning up IPv6 on your network please register and be counted!

We expect to continue measuring IPv6 Launch network operators throughout 2014.

Up and to the right: Two years of IPv6 deployment metrics

Much has changed in the two years since World IPv6 Launch began on June 6th 2012. Two years ago we were name-checking networks that had managed to exceed our World IPv6 Launch threshold of 1% IPv6 deployment.  Now we report on nearly 100 networks around the world with over 10 times that much IPv6 deployment, many still growing rapidly. Check out our new infographic to see how the world has changed since World IPv6 Launch began.

Global IPv6 adoption, as measured by the availability of IPv6 connectivity among Google users has risen from less than 1% to nearly 4% today, and the rate of growth is increasing. Akamai’s measure of IPv6 traffic volume shows a 10-fold increase over the last two years.

IPv6 deployment is occurring on a global basis as well. We’ve seen substantial new IPv6 deployments in the USA, Singapore, Peru, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and many other countries around the globe.

The pace of change is also striking. The growth of IPv6 deployment on some very large networks over the last two years has been remarkable, for example Verizon Wireless who had less than 10% deployment two years ago are now exceeding 50% IPv6 deployment. And other mobile network operators are starting to follow suit, which is great to see.

One area where we really need to see more deployment effort is in the web content business. Our measure of the percentage of Alexa top 1000 websites reachable using IPv6 has grown a little since June 6th 2012, but growth is slow. More content and hosting companies making IPv6 enabled by default for their clients would really help drive up the numbers here, and boost IPv6 traffic levels. IPv6 traffic is now 1% of the volume crossing the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, and continuing to grow rapidly.

So in just two years, the world has changed dramatically from an IPv6 deployment and measurement perspective. IPv6 really is the new normal. But there’s more to do – we need to see more network operators deploy, in more countries, and more content available over IPv6. If you are a network operator and wish to register your commitment to IPv6 deployment, fill in our registration form and we’ll help you demonstrate your IPv6 credentials!

Predictions are hard, and Internet predictions are really hard, but maybe in another two years it’ll be easier to count the networks that haven’t deployed IPv6 than those that have!