97.128.0.0/9 allocation to verizon wireless

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Sun Feb 8 15:45:51 CST 2009


On 2/8/09 5:32 PM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> Lastly, you've assumed that only a "smart phone" (not that the term
> is well defined) needs an IP address.  I believe this is wrong.
> There are plenty of simpler phones (e.g. not a PDA, touch screen,
> read your e-mail thing) that can use cellular data to WEP browse,
> or to fetch things like ring tones.  They use an IP on the network.
>    

The term is ill defined, but the general connotation is that they will 
be supplanting dumb phones.  So say what you will,phones with IP 
addresses is likely to increase as a percentage of the installed base.  
The only thing offsetting that is the indication that the U.S. is 
saturating on total # of cell phones, which is what that article says.

Moving on...

Eliot




More information about the NANOG mailing list