Q:Why router with ATM interface comes out earlier than pure SONET interface?

Tony Li tli at juniper.net
Thu Aug 6 10:15:14 UTC 1998

wsimpson at greendragon.com (William Allen Simpson) writes:

> Finally, a commercial vendor (NetStar) decided that they could build it.
> And Cisco got wind of the project.  Cisco hates to be second to market,
> so they quickly came out with their own, beating NetStar by a few weeks.

Actually, at the time that Cisco started working on it, they had NO idea of
the NetStar project.  Instead, they were being beaten up by one particular
customer's engineer.  


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