How big is the Internet?

Anthony Williams alby.williams at
Wed Aug 14 15:31:16 UTC 2013

 One segment is the number of people on the planet with a mobile device
that can connect to the Internet? Throw in laptops, workstations,
servers, routers, toasters, etc and the number starts to get pretty big.

 The NSA will need some more hard drives.  lol

** Of the 6 billion cell phones in use, only around 1.1 billion of them
are mobile-broadband devices. **


On 8/14/2013 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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