ipv4 on mobile networks

Ca By cb.list6 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 17:19:28 UTC 2021

On Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 9:28 AM Masataka Ohta <
mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp> wrote:

> Ca By wrote:
> > First, consider that the 3  major cell carriers in the usa each have
> > 100 million customers.  Also, consider they all now have a home
> > broadband angle. Where do 100 million ipv4 addresses come from?  Not
> > rfc 1918, not arin, … and we are just talking about customer ip
> > addresses, not considering towers, backend systems, call centers,
> > retail ….
> Are you saying mobile terminals must be identified by IP addresses?

Nodes in an ip network require ip addresses. 4G and 5G are ip networks for
both voice and data.

I do not believe it is either technically nor economically feasible to run
a 4g or 5g network without an ip address on the ue.

>                                                 Masataka Ohta
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