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RE: Sprint's New ION products

  • From: Pete Farmer
  • Date: Wed Jun 03 21:30:49 1998

Nathan Stratton [mailto:nathan@robotics.net] wrote:

>Right now most of the move to voice over packet/cell networks is
>because people want to avoid termination and USF charges. The pace will
>accelerate even more now that port density and port cost is approaching
>that of TDM.

For Sprint simply to use ATM in their core does not let them get around
termination and USF.  Only if they use an access mechanism other than
standard PSTN do they get around these charges.  Unfortunately, it's
rather difficult to discern what the access mechanism will be for their
'ION' psudo-offering.

Pete
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