off-topic: summary on Internet traffic growth History
william.mccall at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 09:09:28 CDT 2010
VBNS is part of VzB.
On 8/11/10, Marshall Eubanks <tme at americafree.tv> wrote:
> On Aug 11, 2010, at 3:28 PM, Randy Whitney wrote:
>> On 8/11/2010 3:10 PM, Chris Boyd wrote:
>>> On Aug 11, 2010, at 1:13 PM, John Lee wrote:
>>>> MCI bought MFS-Datanet because MCI had the customers and
>>>> MFS-Datanet had all of the fiber running to key locations at the
>>>> time and could drastically cut MCI's costs. UUNET "merged" with MCI
>>>> and their traffic was put on this same network. MCI went belly up
>>>> and Verizon bought the network.
>>> Although not directly involved in the MCI Internet operations, I read
>>> all the announcements that came across the email when I worked at MCI
>>> from early 1993 to late 1998.
>>> My recollection is that Worldcom bought out MFS. UUnet was a later
>>> acquisition by the Worldcom monster (no, no biases here :-). While
>>> this was going on MCI was building and running what was called the
>>> BIPP (Basic IP Platform) internally. That product was at least
>>> reasonably successful, enough so that some gummint powers that be
>>> required divestiture of the BIPP from the company that would come out
>>> of the proposed acquisition of MCI by Worldcom. The regulators felt
>>> that Worldcom would have too large a share of the North American
>>> Internet traffic. The BIPP went with BT IIRC, and I think finally
>>> landed in Global Crossing's assets.
> What happened to VBNS in all of this ?
>> Correct order of (in)digestion UUNet > MFS > Worldcom >< MCI > Verizon.
>> There were other multi-way acquisitions in-between as well (CNS, ANS,
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