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Latest #IPv6 Measurements – Orange Moldova flicks the switch

We just published this month’s IPv6 network operator measurements and as usual they include exciting developments in IPv6 deployment from all around the globe.

Orange Moldova (AS25454) is a subsidiary of Orange S.A. operating in Moldova since April 1998. The company is also an internet service provider and fixed voice services provider for business. At this time, Orange has GSM coverage of 99.4% of the population, and 98.9% of the country’s territory, plus 88.5% of 3G services. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Orange Moldova ranked 115th with a very rapidly growing IPv6 deployment percentage of 8.91%.

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

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

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IPv6 Deployment at Free SAS Rockets Up

We just published this month’s IPv6 network operator measurements and I’d like to highlight one particularly exciting development in IPv6 deployment from French ISP Free.

Free SAS – (AS12322), part of the Illiad group, is a French telecommunications company that provides voice, video, data, and Internet telecommunications to consumers in France. Free were an early adopter of IPv6 and deployed their original IPv6 infrastructure in only 5 weeks at the end of 2007 thanks to an innovative 6rd (IPv6 rapid deployment) proposal by Rémi Després. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Free SAS ranked 17th (up from 28th last month) with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 72.73% (up from 45.61% last month). This represents a huge monthly increase and is further proof that Free can deploy IPv6 at scale in very short order.

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

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

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Latest #IPv6 Measurements – Vodafone Portugal on the up

We just published this month’s IPv6 network operator measurements and as usual they include exciting developments in IPv6 deployment from all around the globe.

Vodafone Portugal – Comunicações Pessoais, S.A. (AS12353), a full subsidiary of the Vodafone Group, is the second mobile operator in Portugal, both chronologically and in market share. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Vodafone Portugal ranked 92nd with a rapidly growing IPv6 deployment percentage of 4.17%.

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

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

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IPv6 Measurements Update – EE & Telmex deploy

We just published this month’s IPv6 network operator measurements and they include evidence of some major new IPv6 deployments that I’d like to highlight here.

Telmex (AS8151), is a Mexican telecommunications company headquartered in Mexico City that provides telecommunications products and services in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and other countries in Latin America. Telmex is the dominant fixed-line phone carrier in Mexico. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Telmex ranked 14th globally with a rapidly growing IPv6 deployment percentage of 29.28%.

EE (AS12576), is a British mobile network operator, Internet service provider and a division of BT Group. It was established in 2010 as a 50:50 joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom through the merger of their respective T-Mobile and Orange businesses in the UK. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show EE ranked 52nd globally with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 34.34%.

There also seems to be deployment taking place in China as evidenced by measurements of China Telecom and we may have more to say about that next month. Until then, you can view the full listing of newly updated IPv6 network operator measurements for this month.

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

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Latest IPv6 Measurements – Russia on the move with #IPv6

We just published this month’s IPv6 network operator measurements and they include exciting developments in Russia that I’d like to highlight here.

Mobile Telesystems (MTS) (AS8359, AS29497, AS35473), is the largest mobile operator in Russia and CIS with over 102.4 million subscribers as of 31 December 2009. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Mobile Telesystems (MTS) ranked 58th with a rapidly growing IPv6 deployment percentage of 20.67%.

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

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

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Now We Are Six

Happy Launchiversary 2018!

Today marks the sixth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch and we would like to wish all our readers a Happy Launchiversary 2018!

To celebrate we are sharing our Global IPv6 Deployment Quiz 2018 and a brand new infographic on IPv6 Deployment.

Major operators all around the world are now delivering the majority of traffic from major content sources like Google, Akamai, Facebook and others over IPv6. Individual operators, like T-Mobile USA, have deployed IPv6-only networks for their subscribers.

You’ll find more detail about the State of IPv6 Deployment in 2018 in a newly published report from the Internet Society. While you download it, here are SIX highlights:

  1. Many of the major network operators in the U.S., Europe and Asia have massively deployed IPv6. For example, in the U.S. T-Mobile has 93 percent, in India Reliance Jio has 87 percent, in the U.K. British Sky Broadcasting has 86 percent and in Belgium VOO has 73 percent IPv6 deployment.
  2. Nearly half a billion people use IPv6 among just the top 15 ISPs combined. India’s Reliance Jio has the most IPv6 users with 237 million, the United States’ Comcast is number two with 36 million and the United States’ AT&T is third with 30 million. Reliance Jio activated over 200 million subscribers with IPv6 connectivity in just nine months, between September 2016 and June 2017.
  3. IPv6 deployment is global, and the top 10 countries using the new protocol are Belgium, Greece, Germany, the U.S., Uruguay, India, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia and Brazil. Belgium was the first country in the world where the majority of connections to IPv6-capable content providers used IPv6.
  4. 80 percent of smartphones in the US on the major cellular network operators (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) use IPv6. Less than three years ago this was under 40 percent.
  5. In 2012, less than one in a hundred connections to Google services used IPv6. Today that number is nearly one in four.
  6. Many of the largest Internet content providers and content delivery networks provide IPv6 service by default. 28 percent of the Alexa Top 1000 websites are IPv6-enabled, including large streaming video services.

The Internet Society’s core recommendations are to: (a) start now if you haven’t already, (b) use established RFP requirements like RIPE-554: Requirements for IPv6 in ICT Equipment, and (c) take advantage of existing IPv6 deployment information including the Internet Society’s Deploy360 Programme.

We will continue to publish monthly measurements of IPv6 deployment as the Launch continues around the world. 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.

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#IPv6 in Taiwan – Chunghwa Telecom deploys

We just published this month’s IPv6 network operator measurements and they include an exciting new entrant that I’d like to highlight here.

Chunghwa Telecom (Mobile), AS17421, is the largest telecommunications company in Taiwan and the incumbent mobile, PSTN and broadband carrier there. It has its headquarters in Zhongzheng District, Taipei on the remains of the old Taipei prison. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Chunghwa Telecom (Mobile) ranked 26th with a rapidly growing IPv6 deployment percentage of 21%.

Chunghwa Telecom Logo

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

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

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IPv6 Trends, Coriolis Telecom Launches #IPv6

During the recent IETF meeting in London, UK, Erik Nygren of Akamai gave a fascinating talk about IPv6 Trends which is well worth watching if you’re interested in where we’re at with IPv6 deployment, and where to focus attention going forward. As Erik mentions at the start of his presentation, Akamai are one of our valued data sources for World IPv6 Launch measurements.

Erik’s presentation makes it clear that while there are lots of networks with IPv6 deployment well underway, there still remains a great deal of work to do. In that light it’s great to see major network operators continue to deploy IPv6 and register with World IPv6 Launch to have public acknowledgement of the scale and scope of their efforts. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements include a recent sign-up that I’d like to highlight here.

Coriolis Telecom is a French virtual network operator providing mobile, ADSL and fibre services to individuals and corporations across France. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Coriolis ranked 163rd with a rapidly growing IPv6 deployment percentage of 44%.

CoriolisTelecom IPv6 Deployment

CoriolisTelecom IPv6 Deployment

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

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

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New Year’s Resolution: Deploy #IPv6

In an earlier post in mid-2016 we highlighted the enormous progress that four major US mobile providers were making with IPv6 deployment by obtaining aggregated data from our measurement sources. The four networks in question:

At that time we were excited to note that the majority of traffic on these networks to major Internet content sources was now being transported over IPv6. As we start another year for IPv6 deployment and measurement we thought it would be timely to take another look at the state of IPv6 deployment in this segment.

The graph below shows the progress of the aggregate metric for IPv6 deployment in these four networks over the last two years.

This is really striking and consistent progress since we last reviewed the situation, and the growth of IPv6 deployment in 2018 across all network types and geographies is showing no signs of abating. Check out the full listing of newly updated IPv6 network operator measurements for this month.

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

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ER-Telecom and Bell Mobility join #IPv6 measurements parade

It’s great to see major network operators continue to deploy IPv6 and continue to register with World IPv6 Launch to have public acknowledgement of the scale and scope of their efforts. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements include a couple of new entrants that I’d like to highlight in this short post.

ER-Telecom is a Russian telecommunications holding company providing a wide range of services for individuals and corporations. The company is active mainly in the South and Central regions of European Russia. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show ER-Telecom ranked 49th with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 10.34%.

Bell Mobility is a Canadian LTE and HSPA+ based wireless provider which sells wireless services across Canada. Bell Mobility and its affiliates combined have over 8 million subscribers as of the end of Q3 2016, making it Canada’s third largest wireless carrier. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Bell Mobility ranked 73rd with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 17.54%.

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

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

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