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

Curtis Maurand cmaurand at xyonet.com
Tue May 11 12:42:08 UTC 2010

On 5/10/2010 6:36 PM, Mark Foster wrote:
> 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...
How about an Aastra CVX shelf?  We used one at an ISP I used to work for 
in Maine.  It worked well.  Dial-up was considered the cash cow then.


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