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Re: MCI [ATM overhead]

  • From: Jeff Ogden
  • Date: Thu Mar 21 17:08:38 1996

I don't think you can look at bandwidth without also looking at cost.  If
the cost for an OC-3 is less than the cost for two DS3s, ...

   -Jeff Ogden

At 9:26 AM 3/21/96, Shikhar Bajaj wrote:
>> I.e. a dual clearline DS-3 actually carries as much user data as OC-3c ATM.
>> Which, incidentally, was why SprintLink backbone design is easily expandable
>> to dual links (that includes carefully considering implications for
>> Sean presented that design on NANOG a year ago, BTW.  Funny thing, the design
>> is expandable beyond that, too, so OC-3 ATM is already obsolete.
>> --vadim
>If OC-3 is obsolete, what does that make DS-1s and DS-3s?