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IPv6 deployment has made a lot of progress in less than two years (posted 2014-09-15)

I was updating a presentation the other day, and I found something I wanted to share here. (Looks like old presentations are good blog fodder. Who knew.) The old presentation was the one I did at the 2013 ISOC New Year's event, where I put up some slides on Google's numbers of IPv6 users (from their vantage point) in various countries. That was less than two years ago, and a lot has changed.

The global number of IPv6-capable users was 1% then (January 2013), now (September 2014) it's 4%. Some countries that were ahead of the curve extended their lead, others didn't, and a new world leader emerged out of nowhere. Click the link to see the old slides followed by the current situation. (1.4 MB PDF.)

So the good news is that a lot can happen quickly when it comes to IPv6 deployment.