Survey looks at how ISPs deploy IPv6

Results of a survey conducted by Consulintel over the past year sheds light into how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deploy IPv6. At a general level, the survey shows that certain countries in each region have a bigger IPv6 deployment: the USA in the ARIN region, Belgium in the RIPE NCC region, Brazil in LACNIC, and Japan in the APNIC region, while there seems to be almost no IPv6 deployment in AFRINIC. 31% of responding ISPs indicated that they already provide IPv6 as a commercial service, while 17% indicated that the service is still in trial stages. Regarding the technologies used for deploying IPv6, the survey shows that recent technologies such as FTTH (35%), xDSL (22%) and Cable/DOCSIS (20%) were among the most popular across the different regions.