Subject: Re: The future of ATM
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Rommel P. Feria <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/12/1996 06:23:33
Hello there!

On Fri, 11 Oct 1996, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> Part of ATM's "end-to-end" solution is its notion of Quality of Service.
> I think ATM is going to have a run for its money when RSVP is available
> on IP routers (are any vendors shipping this yet?).  And, for the
> end-to-end problem, I can see Hippi or fast Ethernets connecting to an
> RSVP-savvy router, which maps the RSVP parameters to QoS parameters
> when the connection is established across the ATM WAN.
> Well, I should probably quit now for ATM bashing on an ATM list :-)

I am no authority on this one but I think the best way to look at ATM at 
the moment is what it can provide - that of transport for all types of 
media. All these types of networking technology can deliver a whole bunch 
of services but will the telco's be confident enough to use it as their 
native backbone?


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