How big is the Internet?

Gabriel Blanchard gabe at
Wed Aug 14 15:15:32 UTC 2013

Iz this big

*spreads arms wide open*

On 13-08-14 11:10 AM, Alex wrote:
> Current size is HUGE and growing at a phenomenal speed.
> Public IP networks...just look at ARIN, RIPE,etc and see how many IPs
> there are left.
> Private networks and private IPs...well that is anyone's guess.
> There are no estimates because everything changes rather fast and
> noone can keep up with all this stuff.
> The only thing you could have a really good estimate are the resources
> used by your company and thats about it.
> On 8/14/2013 5:32 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:
>> Researchers have complained for years about the lack of good
>> statistics about the internet for a couple fo decades, since the
>> end of NSFNET statistics.
>> What are the current estimates about the size of the Internet, all IP
>> networks including managed IP and private IP, and all telecommunications
>> including analog voice, video, sensor data, etc?
>> CAIDA, ITU, Telegeography and some vendors like Cisco have released
>> forecasts and estimates.  There are occasional pieces of information
>> stated by companies in their investor documents (SEC 10-K, etc).

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