March 18, 2014 archive

Dramatic IPv6 Growth Now Visible Via Trend Charts On World IPv6 Launch Measurements

Here’s something very cool… you can now see the dramatic growth in IPv6 usage seen in the World IPv6 Launch measurements by way of new trend charts provided for the top 10 networks.  Here’s an example of the chart for Verizon Wireless:

Verizon IPv6 growth


The graphs for Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Deutsche Telekom and others in the top 10 are equally compelling, although a couple do admittedly show less dramatic (or even almost flat) growth.  Our colleague Mat Ford announced these new trend graphs in a post to the World IPv6 Launch blog yesterday, along with some other info about some of the growth in individual networks.  He also includes a graph showing the strong growth in IPv6 deployment from the Cloudflare CDN.

Keep in mind, as we wrote about last month, that as mentioned on the bottom of the World IPv6 Launch measurements page, the measurements are for the % of IPv6 deployment that is seen from each registered network by the four companies participating in the measurements program:  Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and Akamai. The various methodologies used by the four companies are explained at the bottom of that page.

It’s great to see these graphs and to see the ongoing rise of IPv6 deployment!  How can we help you get started?  (Tip: You may want to start by looking at our IPv6 resources.)

P.S. If any of you will be at the IPv6 World Congress happening in Paris, France, this week, our colleague Phil Roberts will be presenting there tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, at 5:10pm CET on this topic of measuring IPv6 deployment.  You are welcome to meet him there and talk more about these measurements.