It is four years since World IPv6 Launch got started and the progress we’ve seen in IPv6 deployment at all kinds of service providers around the globe has been remarkable.
Countries like Finland, The Netherlands, Brazil, Malaysia, Canada, and the UK have all seen operators make substantial strides in IPv6 deployment showing the truly global nature of the effort.
Aggregate numbers are also impressive: The percentage of users accessing Google services over IPv6 exceeded 12% earlier this month (it was less than 1% four years ago). Similarly the percentage of the Alexa Top 1000 websites that are reachable using IPv6 is now close to 20%.
Some of the greatest IPv6 deployments are now in cellular networks and for a really valuable insight into some of the numbers and ways in which this specific piece of the deployment is happening you must read Erik Nygren’s recent post for Akamai.
Up and to the right: IPv6 growth since 2012
We’ve just published our latest IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results update. IPv6 deployment continues to make huge gains around the globe. Some highlights worth noting:
British Sky Broadcasting (AS5607) IPv6 deployment is proceeding rapidly.
In the US, Cox Communications (AS22773) IPv6 deployment is also ramping up fast.
One of our measurement sources, LinkedIn, recently wrote about their IPv6 deployment experience and noted that, “IPv6 is performing better than IPv4 for mobile networks.”
If you’re a network operator deploying IPv6 and would like to join Sky, Cox and the other networks that make up the ranks of World IPv6 Launch participants, please register your network for measurement.
We’ve just published our latest IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results update. The new year couldn’t have had a more auspicious beginning for IPv6 deployment as measurements show that 10% (10.41% on January 1, to be precise) of the traffic hitting Google’s servers – a pretty good indicator of overall Internet traffic – is now coming from an IPv6 connection.
And early indications that strong growth in IPv6 deployment will continue during the year have also recently materialised. For example, during the recent UKNOF33 meeting, British Sky Broadcasting (AS5607) announced that they expect to have IPv6 enabled for 92% of their subscribers by the middle of 2016.
If you’re a network operator deploying IPv6 and would like to join Sky and the other networks that make up the ranks of World IPv6 Launch participants, please register your network for measurement.
We’ve just published our final IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results update for 2015. What a remarkable year it has been for IPv6 deployment! We’ve seen new deployments from major operators all over the globe like Elion in Estonia, TELUS in Canada, GVT and Vivo in Brazil, KPN, University of Twente and Ziggo in the Netherlands, BSkyB in the UK, SKTelecom in South Korea, Comteco in Bolivia, and Mediacom, Centurylink and Premier Communications in the USA. Check out the earlier entries on this blog for all the highlights.
In 2015 we’ve also seen national IPv6 Launch events in Finland and Norway and major announcements from Apple relating to IPv6 requirements for iPhone Apps.
As a special year-end treat, and to highlight the enormous progress that IPv6 deployment has made in 2015, we’ve obtained aggregate 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)
In aggregate, these providers now deliver 37.59% of their traffic over IPv6 to major IPv6-capable content providers. If 2015 has been a remarkable year, 2016 looks set to be the year that IPv6 becomes the dominant Internet Protocol for mobile networks in the US.
The latest IPv6 Launch network operator measurement results are now live. This month we introduce a new feature to our rankings: longitudinal deployment graphs for all operators. We used to provide these for the top 10 network operators in our rankings but are now making them available for all networks. Just click on the Participating Network name in the measurement results list to see the longitudinal IPv6 deployment graph for that network.
Just one IPv6 deployment highlight to draw your attention to this month, but it’s a big one:
– Canadian operator TELUS is just a few months into their IPv6 rollout but it’s clear from our measurements that they have been busy!
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.