Antoin O Lachtnain stated the following on Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 04:07:55PM +0000 :
>> Hang on folks.
>> The bottleneck limiting bandwidth growth is actually routing/switching
> capacity, not bearer capacity.
>> Even if you do succeed in getting the bandwidth between you and the
> exchange, using whatever technology, the problem is what to do with it at
> the exchange.
>> If you have a couple of hundred 45Mbps links (or even a couple of thousand
> 2Mbps links) running at anywhere near capacity, you will have 10's or 100's
> of gigabits of traffic to deal with at the head-end. You just can't route
> that, or anything like it, with today's technology. You'd have difficulty
> even switching it. That's the equivalent of 100's of thousands of phone calls.
Thats what cisco GSR 12000 series boxes are for, or maybe some of the
Lucent optical routers, lots of toys out there for doing high speed
stuff. 10 gigabit ethernet should ship this year.
May a Misguided Platypus lay its Eggs in your Jockey Shorts
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