[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-182 Update Residential Customer Definition to not exclude wireless as Residential Service

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 00:32:29 EDT 2012

On 10/2/12, Cameron Byrne <cb.list6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can you explain how / why it is different?  There is demand and there
> is capacity.  From an IP addressing perspective, aggregation happens

Because mobile devices are not attached to a service area, OR a
residence.  With a fixed service, there is basically 1 service per
residence.    With wireless mobile devices, if an end user wishes,
they can buy 5  IP-enabled mobile devices relatively inexpensively,
and carry their devices anywhere -- including places in completely
different service areas.

There can be places that have zero residences,  but tens of thousands of users.

The "service area" based on counting residences concept, just doesn't
work right, if you have a service that isn't tied to residences.
The mobility itself, rather than the interconnection technology, is a
fundamental difference.

> in mobile networks at the metro area (NFL city). People in the same
> metro are generally managed in the same capacity pool.

Sure, but the number of residences in the metro area, does not indicate how many
subscribers there will be present in the metro area at any given point in time.

It is a more reasonable policy that they have to show 80% actual
utilization of their pools,
than that they have to show some lower number,  and that they meet
any kind of criteria based on a number of  "residences"  that a mobile
service is not actually tied to.

> CB

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