Dial Concentrators - TNT / APX8000 R.I.P.

Mark Foster blakjak at blakjak.net
Mon May 10 22:36:16 UTC 2010

Does this not highlight a wider issue?

I realise that dialup is hardly 'cutting edge' but there are providers out
there with a significant number of dialup customers still on the books.
Surely there's still a market for (what should be by now) a
straightforward, well known piece of kit?

In parts of the world where broadband is not ubiquitous and dialup remains
useful as a Plan-B or is simply the only choice (for whatever reason),
what are the practical choices now?

Whilst folks may not be fielding 'new' dialup kit, I dare say that we're
going to be continuing to see dialup customers on the books for the next 5
years, perhaps a lot longer?  That's a whole product lifespan...

On Tue, May 11, 2010 5:03 am, Bill Fehring wrote:
> I don't think that you can buy new support contracts for the AS5800 series
> anymore.
> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iad/ps509/ps512/end_of_life_notice_c51-463159.html
> -Bill
> On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 09:50, Scott Berkman <scott at sberkman.net> wrote:
>> I think the only one under support may be the Cisco AS series (AS5800
>> only
>> now?):
>> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/univgate/ps509/
>> The other platform I knew besides the TNT was the Nortel CVX but it is
>> EOL
>> also.

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