Next generation DSLAMs

srihari varada varada at
Tue Nov 27 00:22:23 UTC 2001

Read the posts by Geoff (inlcuding the provided article) and Miquel. I
am trying to
understand if ILECs could provision IP-VPN and MPLS-VPN service (not
internet access)
to, for instance, business subscribers with the ISPs, competitive and
non-competitive, still providing
internet access (and, perhaps Layer 2 or IP-VPN or MPLS-VPNs). Would
this be prohibited
by regulations? If so, under what context. Is it because,
competitiveness would be hampered
from the value added service provisioning point of view? Miquel had some
references to it.
Some elaborations would be useful.

Secondly, is it reasonable to say that the notion of next generation
DSLAMs a myth (until
regulations change) from the perspective of provisioning IP-VPNs or
MPLS-VPNs right in them.


Srihari Varada
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