Next generation DSLAMs

Miquel van Smoorenburg miquels at
Thu Nov 22 13:57:36 UTC 2001

In article <cistron. at localhost>,
Geoff Huston  <gih at> wrote:
>One view is

Cistron Telecom in .NL built a network exactly like that by placing
the BBRASes (redback) close to the DSLAM, then encapsulating the
traffic for each wholesale customer into a MPLS VPN using Juniper boxes.

Unfortunately due to the bad investment climate and problems
with (de-)regulation and the local monopolist Cistron Telecom
doesn't exist anymore, and Cistron Internet is now a client
of another wholesaler that indeed delivers DSL circuits over
ATM to use in one central location (for the entire country!)

Looking back I am still convinced we had it right but we
were probably just way ahead of our time, alas.

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
 and I'm not sure about the former" -- Albert Einstein.

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