EPC backhaul networks

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Sun Jan 30 21:00:15 CST 2011

Write the RFPs asking for L3 -- I don't think they're asking for L3.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cameron Byrne [mailto:cb.list6 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:55 PM
To: Mikael Abrahamsson
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: EPC backhaul networks

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at swm.pp.se>
> On Sun, 30 Jan 2011, Cameron Byrne wrote:
>> The only way to reach 2000 cell sites in Chicago with 100megs of Ethernet
>> handoff is with L2 metroE.  There is not a feasible L3 service offered
>> today.
> Ah.
> We either rent fiber or put up our own radio links, I guess different
> problems in different markets.

Yep.  I hate L2.  It is a total nightmare. But, it is literally the
only game in town.  I blame the MEF for spreading propaganda that
MetroEis the best solution for backhaul ... most people dont even
think of L3 solutions.... all the telcos, cable-cos, and utilities in
this space only do L2  to the cell site.... even though they all use
the same Juniper and ALU gear that does L3 too ...


> --
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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