World IPv6 Launch network operator measurements for February 2014 have just been published and we’re delighted to report a brand new entrant in the form of Belgium’s Telenet. Telenet have already achieved an impressive deployment measure of 12.17% and are showing continued strong IPv6 deployment. Telenet is the largest provider of cable broadband services in Belgium.
Otherwise, we continue to see strong growth in IPv6 deployment across many major (and not so major) fixed and wireless operators from all over the globe. All of this tremendous effort is contributing to growth in global statistics like the percentage of Google users that access their services using IPv6, which recently passed the 3% threshold.
We’ve just released the first installment of IPv6 network operator measurements for 2014 and they show continuing growth across many of the hundreds of networks we’re reporting on. Some of these networks are very large indeed and represent significant volumes of IPv6 data on the Internet today. One such is Deutsche Telekom which continues to demonstrate impressive growth even despite the holiday season. This is great to see and shows real commitment to widespread IPv6 deployment. Go DT!
Deutsche Telekom IPv6 deployment growth
We’ve just published our last IPv6 network operator measurements update for 2013. IPv6 deployment is continuing to grow across the hundreds of networks that we’re measuring. In the last twelve months we’ve seen huge increases in IPv6 deployment percentages for some of the world’s largest networks. Here’s to even more rapid IPv6 deployment growth in 2014!
Updated IPv6 Launch network operator measurements for November 2013 are now available in the usual place. Comcast have been making rapid progress with their IPv6 rollout as evidenced by the strong growth trend over recent months.
Comcast IPv6 Deployment
Another North American cable operator showing consistent recent growth is Time Warner Cable and this month’s update has proved no exception.
Time Warner Cable IPv6 Deployment
Other networks are also showing continued strong growth in their IPv6 deployment numbers and we are now reporting on over 200 networks for the first time. Google also continuously measure the availability of IPv6 connectivity among Google users. They publish a graph that shows the percentage of users that access Google over IPv6. The Internet Society commented recently on the milestone of 2% deployment being passed. In the last 8 weeks, Google’s reported figure for IPv6 adoption has gone from 2% to 2.5%. These are all very welcome and positive indications that IPv6 deployment is continuing across the Internet.
With real deployment of IPv6 happening around the world since the time of World IPv6 Launch, what does “success” look like? How much IPv6 traffic is “enough”? What are key milestones for IPv6 progress?
Those questions and more will be discussed by panelists at the Internet Society Briefing Panel at IETF 88 happening tomorrow, November 5, 2013, from 11:45-12:45 Pacific time (19:45-20:45 UTC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada. As outlined in an Internet Society blog post, the panelists will include:
- Leslie Daigle, moderator, (Internet Society)
- John Brzozowski (Comcast Cable)
- Erik Nordmark (Arista)
- Chris Palmer (Microsoft)
The event will be streamed live via video and also streamed live via audio and also recorded for later viewing.