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%.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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: