Networking and Security

Networking and Security Research Group

Surveying the State of IPv6 Deployment in Australia and China

IPv6 deployment status

Figure 2 shows the breakdown of IPv6 deployment in Australian (AU) and Chinese (CN) organisations. The figure differentiates between MTOs, such as Telcos, ISPs, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and hosting providers, and Other organisations. Irrespective of country and organisation type only less than 25% of organisations have no IPv6 deployment at all. However, the percentage that has not deployed IPv6 at all or only in a test environment is still around 50% for Others and 35--50% for MTOs. MTOs appear to be further ahead with full/external IPv6 deployment in both countries, but in case of Australia the difference is marginal and even for China the difference is not statistically significant. China is significantly ahead of Australia for Others, but even more so with regards to MTOs -- over 50% of Chinese organisation have full IPv6 deployment whereas only 20% of Australian organisations have full IPv6 deployment.

Of the 20--25% of organisations that have no IPv6 deployment, roughly two thirds are not planning an IPv6 deployment (Australia 64%; China 67%). In China this is mainly (61% of organisations that have not deployed IPv6) because decision makers are aware of IPv6, but there is no plan to adapt it. However, in Australia in 18% of organisations that have not deployed IPv6 yet, the decision makers are not even aware of IPv6. Of the one third of organisations that are planning to deploy IPv6, in most of them decision makers are thinking about or planning the deployment, but no formal plans for IPv6 deployment have been developed.

Figure 2: IPv6 deployment status in organisations
Figure 2: IPv6 deployment status in organisations

Authors: Dr Sebastian Zander e-mail: | Dr Xuequn (Alex) Wang e-mail: | web page by Rafael Da Costa

This project is supported by a grant from the Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia). This project is done in collaboration with APNIC Pty Ltd.