Jio joins ranks of World #IPv6 Launch

IPv6 deployment watchers have been aware of strong growth in India (15.5% according to Akamai, 17.77% according to Google) for some time. One of the main reasons for that growth has been deployment on the mobile network of Jio (Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.) and we are delighted that they have registered to join the ranks of World IPv6 Launch network operators.

Jio is an LTE mobile network operator in India. Jio’s deployment has been growing over the past year or so, and they are currently ranked fourth by our methodology with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 77.23%.

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

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

Latest #IPv6 measurements released

As 2016 draws to a close, we have just uploaded our final installment of IPv6 network operator measurements for the year. We’ve seen substantial IPv6 deployment all across the globe in 2016, a trend that looks set to continue strongly in 2017 and we plan to continue providing measurements as the rollout continues.

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.

Liquid Telecom boosts #IPv6 deployment in Africa

Check out our latest monthly installment of IPv6 network operator measurements!

Some highlights to drew to your attention this month include:

In Africa, Liquid Telecom are ramping up their IPv6 deployment in Zimbabwe and Zambia and currently show in excess of 11% deployment.

EE, a major mobile network operator in the UK and a subsidiary of BT, are a new entrant and it will be interesting to watch their deployment grow in the coming months.

Finally, it’s worth noting that the typically relatively slow-growing percentage of Alexa Top 1000 websites currently reachable over IPv6 has seen much more rapid growth recently as a major CDN provider makes IPv6 available by default.

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

Major Mobile US Networks Pass 50% IPv6 Threshold

In our year-end blogpost in December of 2015 we highlighted the enormous progress that IPv6 deployment had made in 2015 by obtaining aggregated 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)

At that time, in aggregate, these providers were delivering 37.59% of their traffic over IPv6 to major IPv6-capable content providers. We suggested then that, “2016 looks set to be the year that IPv6 becomes the dominant Internet Protocol for mobile networks in the US.”

Well folks, we just passed a major milestone. IPv6 is the dominant protocol for traffic from those mobile networks to major IPv6-capable content providers. The graph below shows the progress of the aggregate metric over the course of this year.

IPv6 traffic from US Mobile Carriers

This is really remarkable progress in the 4 years since World IPv6 Launch in 2012, and the growth of IPv6 deployment in 2016 is showing no signs of abating.

Up and to the right – 4 years of #IPv6 growth

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
Up and to the right: IPv6 growth since 2012

Happy Launchiversary!

UK IPv6 on the map, mobile performance better with IPv6

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.

IPv6 deployment gets off to a flying start in 2016

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.

2015 Wrapup – More than 1/3 US Mobile Traffic is #IPv6, and Still Growing

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.

TELUS brings #IPv6 to Canada

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.