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Re: Where are ATM NAPs going?

  • From: David Charlap
  • Date: Mon Dec 18 19:29:50 2000

Leo Bicknell wrote:
> Regardless of how good the technologies are, the router vendors
> have killed ATM as a future nap technology.  To use the Cisco example,
> ATM tops out an OC-12 ...
>     If there were OC-48 or OC-192 ATM coming, and/or switches with the
> density to make that work it would have a future, but alas, that seems
> to not be in any vendors road map.

My company (Marconi) makes such a switch:

Non-blocking OC-48c ATM interfaces have been shipping for some time now.

-- David