Carrier Exchange at SONET layer (Re: new NAP in St. Louis?)

Lane Patterson lane at laneandmimi.com
Wed Dec 12 23:50:38 UTC 2001


LayerOne is primarily focused on carrier-to-carrier, which is traditionally
accomplished by private SONET interconnects at Carrier hotels or ILEC
facilities.  The "private peering" fashion of these interconnects is
technically suboptimal, and recently obsolete with massive broadband DCS
products like Ciena Coredirector that can make carrier interconnection
much cheaper, more scalable, in much less footprint. 

But...

private SONET interconnects fit the business strategy just fine, as carriers
are just as aggressive as any ISP at letting business issues drive interconnect
and claiming lack of space or other provisioning issues for stonewalling 
requests they don't want to answer.

running type-2 circuits thru a neutral-run DCS places alot of trust in that
point, whereas SONET ADM-to-ADM private interconnects are nicely distributed
and therefore a failure has minimal impact.

Cheers,
-Lane

On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 02:10:49PM -0800, Kevin Facinelli <ksfacinelli at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 
> I am not sure of what Layer one is building in St.
> Louis qualifies as a NAP in terms of exisiting NAP's
> (maybe a Mini-NAP) but they have been putting together
> a product referred to as a NEXUS Optical Distribution
> Exchange....you can find more information on this
> offering at www.colosource.com under the white paper
> section.  The paper is  Exchanging Problems For
> Profits: The NEXUS Optical Distribution Exchange.
> 
> Hope this helps,
> 
> Kevin
>  
> --- Scott Francis <darkuncle at darkuncle.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 12:33:28PM -0800,
> > darkuncle at darkuncle.net said:
> > > A colleague who isn't subscribed to NANOG-post
> > wanted me to forward this
> > > question. It seems that an outfit called
> > 'LevelOne' has announced they are
> > 
> > s/Level/Layer/
> > 
> > sorry about that.
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