One year ago today, thousands of people around the world came together to permanently enable IPv6 on their websites, access networks and in their devices.
As we’ve noted this week through our news release and then infographic, the world has changed greatly in this past year. The percentage of users using IPv6 has doubled and in fact more than doubled for many of the networks we are now measuring.
Articles, blog posts and other media are popping up all across the Internet today as so many people join in the celebration – we’re seeing them in the #v6launch and #IPv6 hashtags on Twitter, we’re seeing them on Google+, on Facebook, in LinkedIn groups… and everywhere.
THANK YOU for all you have done over this past year to help move IPv6 forward!
Together we have made IPv6 an integral part of the global Internet and a regular aspect of mainstream network planning and deployment - and we look forward to continuing to work with all of you over the months and years ahead.
How has the Internet changed in the one year since World IPv6 Launch? How many more sites, network operators and home router vendors are now using IPv6? In honor of the 1-year anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, we’ve released an updated infographic at:
Updated network operator measurements have been posted for April. See the measurements page for details. Many operators continue to show increasing numbers of IPv6 users on their networks, for example measurements from our sources now show more than 25% for Verizon Wireless.
We’ve just published the first IPv6 network operator statistics update for 2013 and we’re off to a flying start with tens of additional networks making the grade and qualifying for listing. Some of the new listings are worth highlighting: Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica del Peru, and VOO from Belgium are all new entrants that are already in the top 12 operators listed, meaning they are already delivering services for significant numbers of IPv6 users.
We have published the latest measurement results* for World IPv6 Launch network operator participants. We now present data for 73 networks, 65 of which are now exceeding the World IPv6 Launch target of 1% traffic over IPv6. New entrants include the Japanese ISPs Chubu Telecommunications and Softbank BB. Several of the 73 listed networks are now delivering more than 50% of their users over IPv6, and Gustavus Adolphus College network is delivering over 75% of their users over IPv6.
This update will be our final update for 2012, a year that has seen huge deployments of IPv6 technology all the way to the edge of broadband Internet services. We hope to continue our measurement work in 2013, so check back in the new year for news and follow us for the latest updates.
* Results are ranked by volume of traffic measured by Google. The percentages are a simple average of measurement results from multiple sources. Our measurement sources are Google, Yahoo! and Facebook and we have published results for all network operator participants for which we have at least two measurement sources and for which the simple average of those measurements is greater than 0.1%. Further detail on the measurement methodology is available here.
To help tell the story of what happened with the beginning of World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012, we created this infographic that explains through both numbers and charts how the Internet changed – and is continuing to change!
Now is the time to offer a huge congratulations and thanks to all the organizations that committed to IPv6 deployment, as part of today’s World IPv6 Launch or simply because it’s the Right Thing for the Internet!
Today represents a significant milestone for IPv6 deployment as we put to bed rumours and myths that IPv6 was somehow undeployable or unusable in a production environment, as we see thousands of organizations turning it up in their production services. Let’s review:
Over 60 access networks around the world are offering IPv6 as part of their standard Internet connectivity offering, and they are showing tangible IPv6 traffic. This isn’t just promises, it is reality.
Over 3,000 websites, including the top-referenced ones from around the globe, have turned IPv6 on for their main site, and they are leaving it on. For good.
These are organizations that have thoroughly researched the implications of IPv6 deployment, and thoughtfully worked out their deployment plans — as part of their production services. And, it goes beyond IPv6 for websites: companies are deploying it where it matters for their business.
For those of us who have been participating in technology development and deployment on the Internet for a while, it’s pretty thrilling to see that organizations can still come together as a community, to collaboratively step up to doing the right thing. This is a key element of what makes the Internet so successful — it is what we build it to be.
In a few days, we’ll have more detail from measurements made through the first 24 hours of IPv6 Launch. In the meantime, you can get a taste of how the world looks now, with expected “up and to the right” graphs: