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.
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!
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?