Where is the IPv6 traffic coming from?

Aug 19, 2013

Percentage of Web requests using IPv6 by mobile operating system:

Percentage of Web requests using IPv6 by mobile operating system

Where is the IPv6 traffic coming from?

Mobile devices are leading the shift to IPv6, with a higher proportion of connections to sites optimized for smart phones and tablets using the new protocols, according to measurements from content delivery company Akamai.

“This can be a pretty compelling argument for reducing your reliance on IPv4,” said Leslie Daigle, the Internet Society’s chief Internet technology officer. With the growing use of mobile devices to access government networks, IPv6 traffic in the .gov domain is expected to grow quickly.

-- William Jackson

Reader Comments

Tue, Aug 27, 2013 Ross Chandler Dublin

iOS's numbers are probably low because Apple's algorithm is in need of further work so that it is quicker to use IPv6 connectivity that is working well.

Mon, Aug 26, 2013 Editor

Thanks for your question, Ryan. We've added the link to the original report for you.

Sat, Aug 24, 2013 Ryan

Hello, What sites provided the source for the raw data on this? These numbers seem very different from what others of us are seeing in the wild

Thu, Aug 22, 2013

Why might the iOS IPv6 numbers be so low, percent-wise?

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