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Re: Sprint's New ION products

  • From: DAVE NORDLUND
  • Date: Wed Jun 03 17:55:15 1998

> Date:          Wed, 03 Jun 1998 12:07:04 -0500
> From:          Peter Leppik <pleppik@dainrauscher.com>
> Subject:       Re: Sprint's New ION products
> To:            kbrown@primelink.com, nanog@merit.edu

> At 10:46 AM 6/3/98 , kbrown@primelink.com wrote:
> [...]
> >Has anyone heard any additional information or have any more insight into
> >this announcement?  I am curious how this might affect the remainder of the
> >industry.
> >
> >Kevin Brown
> >Huber & Associates, Inc.
> >Networking Technologies
> >kbrown@primelink.com
> >http://www.primelink.com/haa/lanwan
> >
> 
> I listened to Sprint's press conference yesterday.  I came away with a few
> solid observations/facts:
> 
> 1) The press conference was an hour-long commercial for ION.
> 2) The service will be based on an all-ATM network, doing voice over ATM, and
> IP over ATM.

Hmmmm.  An ATM box for $200 at Radio Shack???
 
>3) It will be at least a year before ION is deployed to
> residential customers. 4) It isn't clear that Sprint knows how to solve the
> last mile problem in the face of RBOC stonewalling.
> 
> Finally, in the interest of historical perspective, I would like to point out
> that, if dramatic carrier announcements are to be believed, by today most
> everyone in the country should be able to order AT&T local service deployed
> over a 128 Kbps wireless link, and most people in U.S. West territory should
> be able to buy DSL-based Internet access for $40/month. These things have a
> way of not going as planned.
> 
> -----------
> Peter U. Leppik, Senior Research Associate
> Dain Rauscher Wessels, Equity Capital Markets
> 
> pleppik@dainrauscher.com
> 
> 
> http://www.dainrauscher.com/

Dave Nordlund               d-nordlund@ukans.edu
University of Kansas        785/864-0450
Computing Services          FAX 913/864-0485
Lawrence, KS  66045         KANREN




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