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%.

And don’t forget – if you’re turning up IPv6 on your network please register your AS number and be counted!

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%

And don’t forget – if you’re turning up IPv6 on your network please register your AS number and be counted!

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.

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

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.

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

LinkedIn now providing World IPv6 Launch measurements

We’re excited to announce that LinkedIn has recently started providing data for our World IPv6 Launch measurements. They join Akamai, Google and Yahoo! as our set of measurement sources and will help to deliver a more robust measure of IPv6 deployment for registered networks.

The latest update to our measurements, including input from LinkedIn for the first time, has been published. You’ll notice that the inclusion of new data has resulted in some networks showing a noticeable increase or decrease on previous trends. This is a natural consequence of incorporating another measurement source. We expect to see the overall rising IPv6 deployment trend continue in the coming months.

A new entrant this month is British Sky Broadcasting (AS5607) with a measured IPv6 deployment of 1.90%. It’s great to see a major UK operator finally making serious IPv6 deployment efforts.

Last month we highlighted SKTelecom, one of the largest South Korean mobile network operators. Then they had just begun their rollout and they are clearly making progress, with measured IPv6 deployment increasing from 0.34% to 1.33% – great progress in the space of a month!

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