How big is the Internet?

Jason Chambers jchambers at
Wed Aug 14 20:10:39 UTC 2013

On 8/14/13 7:32 AM, 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).

I stumbled on (an) ANT the other day.  Very interesting, esp. the part 
about tracking the growth of Google.  I've only made a cursory review 
over some of the projects but I think it is somewhat relevant to your 
research, and I'm sure there are many other similar .edu projects you 
could cull together for a rough estimate.

OPTE seems to have gone stale, too bad.  Mapping the internet in a 
single day... instant gratification !



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