What type of IP’s do I get with 5G
If you were under the impression that whenever you connected to 5G you somehow were now using new 5G IP addresses, you were given wrong information or thought the wrong thing.
5G connections are using the same network backbone as 4G/LTE connections. The difference between 5G and 4G/LTE is the speed. 5G can be way faster than 4G, allowing up to 20 Gbps) speeds and 100 Mbps average speeds. 5G has more capacity than 4G/LTE.
I’m sure you have heard of new IP ranges and wondered how do you get them. What you maybe thinking about is IPv6. The most standard type of IP address is IPv4 which is the X.X.X.X topology. When you get an IPv6 IP address it will look something like 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334.
Many people have wondered “how can I get a never before used IPv4 IP address”. This type of IP address was standardized in 1998 and there are no longer new blocks of IP’s available. There have not been any new blocks available for many years. Every IPv4 IP address has been used in one way or another in some location.
IP address blocks move around frequently. There are companies that specialize in IP brokering. They buy IP blocks from people and sell them to other people which causes the IP address to move locations. EX: a block that is being used in Texas, USA might get bought by another company and now because in use at a new datacenter in Wyoming, USA.
There are databases that house all this information as to where IP addresses are located and who is either leasing them or owning them.
In summary, IPv4 IP addresses will be used no matter what the speed of the connection is and IPv6 is slowly becoming more of a standard and over the next several years will take the place of IPv4.