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Uptake of IPv6 in All Regions

Mirjam Kuehne

Our recent cooperation with the OECD on IPv6 deployment inspired us to provide more IPv6 deployment statistics to a wider audience - from network operators to national governments. The result is an infographic that shows the percentage of networks or Autonomous Systems that announce one or more IPv6 prefixes in the global routing table.

This metric shows how many networks have actually deployed IPv6 in a country or group of countries.

As an example the image below is a comparison between the five Regional Internet Registry (RIR) regions. It shows significant growth over the last few months, with the APNIC region (Asia Pacific) ahead of the rest of the regions.

For more information including the methodology used, please refer to the background information on RIPE Labs provided by Emile Aben: Interesting Graph - Networks with IPv6 over Time

You can also go to http://v6asns.ripe.net/ and choose the list of countries you are interested in. The data on that site is updated regularly.

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Nice, but what about traffic? Peter HJ van Eijk  –  Jan 06, 2011 2:18 AM PDT

Hi Mirjam,
Great graphics, good development.
But: how come this does not show in the traffic stats of AMS-IX?

http://www.ams-ix.net/sflow-stats/ether/bps/log
shows the same IPv6 volumes as last year, and the year before that.

BTW, CU next thursday at ISOC?

Hi Peter,Indeed, traffic is a different beast. Emile Aben  –  Jan 06, 2011 2:37 AM PDT

Hi Peter,

Indeed, traffic is a different beast. It seems networks are getting ready for IPv6, as our graph indicates, but traffic is lagging. Likely an indication that the further you get from the 'core of the network' the less IPv6-ready entities are. At the edge, equipment like CPE and firewalls can still (this is 2011!) cause problems when trying to deploy IPv6. On the somewhat positive side, IPv6 can still be used as a product/vendor differentiator.

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