Unfortunately, “those who have bothered to implement it” appear to be commercially inconsequential in the residential and mobile broadband markets.
According to Andrew Cushen’s recent blog post (at http://tinyurl.com/nvdxgh2), Spark, Vodafone and Callplus (= Orcon and Slingshot) between them own 94% of the residential broadband market, and of them Orcon says it has a ‘trial’ IPv6 offering, all the others Just Say No.
Vodafone, Spark and two Degrees of course own 100% of the mobile broadband market, and none of them appear to offer IPv6.
I’m afraid that v6 traffic is going to continue to be down amongst the noise until either Vodafone or Spark come to the IPv6 party
Disclaimer: opinions expressed are mine and may not represent the position of my employer
Agreed! Back-pats to those who have bothered to implement it. I know I base my purchasing decisions on it's availability.
FWIW we went through a process of finding co-lo package providers that would provide IP space, bandwidth and physical hosting for our PBX equipment around 12 months ago and one of the pre-requisites was the ability to provision us IPv6 space. I was disappointed to find that only 3 of the 10 NZ providers we approached were able to offer it! Most said "it's on the roadmap, but not yet". Some just said "no".
In the end we selected two of the providers that could, and we are very happy with the service from both. Hat tips to both Vibe and Unleash/Solarix; your IPv6 support was a significant part of what got you our custom :)
Server colo (or VPS') are a different market than home DSL or UFB, but I think it could be interesting & useful to have some sort of matrix of IPv6 availability in that sector too. And 'business' UFB/HSNS/VSDL etc too for that matter. I do hope my 30% hit rate isn't an accurate indicator...
On 26/01/2015, at 10:38 AM, Alastair Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Nice work by FX. Keep it up.
(and good work to the others that are offering IPv6 as compiled by Lindsay's list - also good work)