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TonyJr
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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

I'd say that it could be Infrastructure addressing, but hey it could be anything. I shall wait patiently a bit longer...
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Morgaine
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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

And the Virgin IPv6 counts continue to shoot up nicely:

DATE         AS      Users      IPv6-Users  %UKv6
========== == ========== ========== =====
2017_09_16: VIRGIN 16,005,889 5,440 0.04
2017_09_17: VIRGIN 16,036,765 5,749 0.04
2017_09_20: VIRGIN 15,983,149 6,284 0.04
2017_09_21: VIRGIN 15,964,868 6,688 0.05
2017_09_22: VIRGIN 15,908,482 7,142 0.05
2017_09_23: VIRGIN 15,874,060 7,070 0.05
2017_09_24: VIRGIN 15,887,969 8,208 0.06

 

It's looking good, whatever it is.  If the numbers reflect a Virgin IPv6 trial in progress then it's now a pretty large one!

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Morgaine
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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

An update on the overall UK figures from APNIC, UK AS-numbers IPv6 usage, the 3 largest UK ISPs ranked by number of users:

AS-Company        Users         IPv6-Users   %UK-IPv6
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VIRGIN 15,887,969 8,208 0.06
SKY 12,959,969 11,881,201 80.59
BT 10,795,618 2,583,414 17.52


After BT fixed its 3-month long IPv6 provisioning fault at the end of Q2 2017, their IPv6 counts rose meteorically, reaching 2.5 million in the first week of September.  Unfortunately they've frozen again now, with barely any growth at all in the last 3 weeks.  Whatever it is that is going on with IPv6 at BT, they seem to be unable to reach stable growth.  Also, their "imminent" upgrade of BT Home Hub 5 to IPv6 which was announced at the end of July (and would have increased BT IPv6 counts massively) never happened --- more signs of IPv6 deployment problems.

At least they have 2.5 million IPv6 users, a reasonably large population even if partial and poorly supported.

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artiomchi
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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

It would be pretty great if they started a trial. I would love to be on such trial, even if this would that I'd have to live with some potential issues while they're trying to sort it out, as I'm sure a number of users here would as well!

Come on, Virgin Media, start a "enthusiast IPv6 trial" already! Smiley Very Happy

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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

According to APNIC, usage climbed up to 1.07% of users on September 25th, and then crashed to 0% by 27th.  It's been bumping along around 0.01% - 0.02% since then.

The latter figure is about 1000 users, which was roughly what we were seeing before.  So either a trial started, ramped up, and then got abandoned, or this was some artifact of the APNIC measuring process.  Is it too optimistic to think they trialled on 80,000 users?

 

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