#IPv6 is alive and well in Brazil

We recently published our IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results update for October 2015. We’re currently measuring 288 networks that have measured IPv6 deployment in excess of 0.1%. As always we see continued growth in IPv6 deployment across a large swathe of networks around the globe. Some highlights for this month to draw your attention to:

– IPv6 is on the move in Brazil. Last month we mentioned GVT and this month it’s the turn of Brazillian network operator Vivo (AS10429, 11419, 19182, 26599, 27699) to join our rankings. Vivo are listed with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 1.89%.

SoftBank have been a stalwart of the World IPv6 Launch network operator measurements for many years, but their latest deployment graph makes interesting reading (mouseover the network name in our rankings to see deployment graphs for the top 10). Let’s hope the recent trend continues up and to the right in true Internet fashion.

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

Brazil’s GVT joins top 10, UK #IPv6 on the up

We recently published our IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results update for September 2015. As always we see continued growth in IPv6 deployment across a large swathe of networks around the globe. Some highlights for this month to draw your attention to:

GVT (AS18881), a major network operator in Brazil, are now in the Top 10 networks by our methodology with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 11.48%.

British Sky Broadcasting (AS5607) have been growing their deployment very rapidly over the last few months and are now reading nearly 10% IPv6 deployment by our metric. IPv6 in the UK looks set to continue on an upward trend in the coming months after BT announced they expect to enable 50% of their subscribers by April 2016, and 100% by December 2016.

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

Telekom Malaysia joins Top 10 #IPv6 networks

We just published our IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results update for August 2015. As always we see continued growth in IPv6 deployment across a large swathe of networks around the globe. Some highlights for this month to draw your attention to:

Telekom Malaysia (AS4788) are now in the Top 10 networks by our methodology with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 15.36%.

– New entrants this month include Canadian telecommunications firm TELUS (AS852) with 2.85%, US cable provider Mediacom Communications (AS30036) with 6.40% IPv6 deployment, and major US telco Centurylink (AS209) with 0.11% IPv6 deployment.

I’ll also draw your attention to this chart:

Swisscom IPv6 deployment

Swisscom IPv6 deployment

A couple of months back, Swisscom (AS3303) doubled their IPv6 deployment (from ~20% to over 40%) almost overnight. So incremental deployment might make sense if you’re just starting out, but isn’t the only way to get things rolling!

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

More Dutch networks deploying, Apple prefers #IPv6

We are pleased to announce the latest installment of our monthly IPv6 network operator measurements, for July 2015. There are a couple of new entrants to draw attention to this month, coincidentally both from the Netherlands.

KPN (2.50% IPv6 deployment), the former state telco of the Netherlands, is now a major fixed and mobile telecomunications company based in the Hague.

University of Twente (21.33% IPv6 deployment) is located in Enschede, Netherlands and offers research and degree programs in engineering and in the social and behavioural sciences.

In our last post we mentioned that Apple have announced that IPv6 support will be a requirement for submission of apps to their app store from the release of iOS9 onwards. Another Apple-related development that may have a noticeable impact on our World IPv6 Launch measurements is the change to networking functionality that is part of the new OSX release, El Capitan. This change will mean that devices running OSX will start to more strongly prefer IPv6 over IPv4 in future and should result in an uptick in IPv6 use.

Exciting times for IPv6 deployment!

Finland joins the #IPv6 club

Network operator measurements for June have just been published and they clearly show the growing impact of the recent Finnish national IPv6 Launch event. We are measuring Finnish networks and their IPv6 deployment percentages are as follows:

Sonera 0.14%
DNA 17.7%
Elisa 2.25%
Kasenet 9.11%
MPY 0.16%
Suomicom 5.06%
Alcom 0.98%

DNA Oy started on their deployment a few months ago and the impact of recent activity is clear in this graph:
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The Finnish event was timed to coincide with the 3rd anniversary of World IPv6 Launch and you can read more about that here.

Other new entrants this month include: Energy Group, 54.96% and Fastweb spa, 0.11%.

The next few months promise to be an exciting time for IPv6 deployment around the world as Apple have announced that IPv6 support will be a requirement for submission of apps to their app store from the release of iOS9 onwards.

Of course the networks we’re measuring are those that are ready for the increased use of IPv6. If you want to join them, please register your network for measurement.