ATM Utility

Tim Salo tjs at
Mon Oct 31 02:22:49 UTC 1994

> Date: Thu, 27 Oct 1994 14:43:37 -0400
> From: Vadim Antonov <avg at>
> To: nanog at, schoff at, sesqui-all at,
>         sob at
> Subject: Re:  wiretapping continues....
> Cc: psieng at
> 	[...]
> We will hit limitations of the present/then-future routing technology
> long before we'll exhaust the possibilities to increase the
> NAP aggregate and access bandwidth by cheap incremental upgrades.
> That's the whole point of Sprint NAP architecture. ATM/SMDS/Flame Delay
> do not get even close to what we achieve (and ATM is not useful yet).
> 	[...]

I believe that ATM, even in its perhaps immature state, is useful and
cost-effective in a number of applications today.  In particular,
the cost of wide-area DS-3 ATM services can be very attractive 
when compared to a number of point-to-point DS-3s.


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