eircom gets its #IPv6 on

Ireland will soon be firmly established amongst the many countries around the world seeing strong and growing IPv6 deployment. One of the main reasons for that growth has been renewed IPv6 deployment by eircom and we are delighted that they have registered to join the ranks of World IPv6 Launch network operators.

Eircom Limited, trading as eir, is a fixed, mobile and broadband telecommunications company in Ireland, and a former state-owned monopolist. It is the largest telecommunications operator in the Republic of Ireland, with a division to service the business and corporate telecom markets in Northern Ireland and Britain. Eircom’s deployment has started growing again recently and they are currently ranked 96th by our methodology with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 2.61%.

You can view the full listing of IPv6 network operator measurements for this month.

If you’re a network operator deploying IPv6 and would like to join Jio and the other networks that make up the ranks of World IPv6 Launch participants, please register your network for measurement.

Jio joins ranks of World #IPv6 Launch

IPv6 deployment watchers have been aware of strong growth in India (15.5% according to Akamai, 17.77% according to Google) for some time. One of the main reasons for that growth has been deployment on the mobile network of Jio (Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.) and we are delighted that they have registered to join the ranks of World IPv6 Launch network operators.

Jio is an LTE mobile network operator in India. Jio’s deployment has been growing over the past year or so, and they are currently ranked fourth by our methodology with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 77.23%.

You can view the full listing of IPv6 network operator measurements for this month.

If you’re a network operator deploying IPv6 and would like to join Jio and the other networks that make up the ranks of World IPv6 Launch participants, please register your network for measurement.

Latest #IPv6 measurements released

As 2016 draws to a close, we have just uploaded our final installment of IPv6 network operator measurements for the year. We’ve seen substantial IPv6 deployment all across the globe in 2016, a trend that looks set to continue strongly in 2017 and we plan to continue providing measurements as the rollout continues.

If you’re a network operator deploying IPv6 and would like to join the other networks that make up the ranks of World IPv6 Launch participants, please register your network for measurement.

Liquid Telecom boosts #IPv6 deployment in Africa

Check out our latest monthly installment of IPv6 network operator measurements!

Some highlights to drew to your attention this month include:

In Africa, Liquid Telecom are ramping up their IPv6 deployment in Zimbabwe and Zambia and currently show in excess of 11% deployment.

EE, a major mobile network operator in the UK and a subsidiary of BT, are a new entrant and it will be interesting to watch their deployment grow in the coming months.

Finally, it’s worth noting that the typically relatively slow-growing percentage of Alexa Top 1000 websites currently reachable over IPv6 has seen much more rapid growth recently as a major CDN provider makes IPv6 available by default.

If you’re a network operator deploying IPv6 and would like to join EE, Liquid Telecom and the other networks that make up the ranks of World IPv6 Launch participants, please register your network for measurement.

Major Mobile US Networks Pass 50% IPv6 Threshold

In our year-end blogpost in December of 2015 we highlighted the enormous progress that IPv6 deployment had made in 2015 by obtaining aggregated data from our sources for the four major US mobile providers:

– Verizon Wireless (AS22394)
– T-Mobile USA (AS21928)
– Sprint Wireless (AS3651)
– AT&T Wireless (AS20057)

At that time, in aggregate, these providers were delivering 37.59% of their traffic over IPv6 to major IPv6-capable content providers. We suggested then that, “2016 looks set to be the year that IPv6 becomes the dominant Internet Protocol for mobile networks in the US.”

Well folks, we just passed a major milestone. IPv6 is the dominant protocol for traffic from those mobile networks to major IPv6-capable content providers. The graph below shows the progress of the aggregate metric over the course of this year.

IPv6 traffic from US Mobile Carriers

This is really remarkable progress in the 4 years since World IPv6 Launch in 2012, and the growth of IPv6 deployment in 2016 is showing no signs of abating.