Last Mile Design
colton.conor at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 13:06:16 UTC 2019
Well the CES is EOLed.
ACX5048 can be had for around $10k, so not cheap for residential customers
but fine for upstream aggregation.
On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 2:00 AM Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> On 14/Feb/19 23:25, Brandon Martin wrote:
> > The CES is...wonky. My Foundry/Brocade/Extreme SEs have steered me
> > away from them on more than one occasion.
> > The CER is fine but of course more expensive. It'll take a full
> > Internet table, though, which is handy.
> > For AE resi deployments, I'd aggregate folks onto cheap 48 port
> > switches then terminate onto a single pizza box router somewhere "less
> > deep" in the network. Distributed, in-field L3 termination doesn't
> > mean you have to terminate L3 right at the customer-facing port.
> One of the reasons I'd pay a little extra for an Active-E FTTH-centric
> switch is to control bandwidth right at the port the customer connects
> to. Cheap Ethernet switches generally don't have this capability (or if
> they do, have it in only one direction). This is why I felt the CES/CER
> were reasonable, but purely as Layer 2 termination and not using their
> IP/MPLS capabilities.
> Anyway, it's been a while since I had any interest in this, so it's
> possible life has changed since I was at the beach :-).
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