Advanced Warning: Qwest/Lucent ATM upgrade

Date: 23 Mar 2001 15:53:35 -0800
From: Sean Donelan <>

Apparently big company disease has taken over. Part of Qwest is telling
customers it is working very hard to make this change as fast, and as
painless as possible. The other part of Qwest is telling customers,
Duh, never heard of ATM.

As best I can tell, if you are buying Qwest "IP" service, this won't
affect you. If you are buying Qwest "ATM" service, it will affect you.
Of course, carriers buying dark fiber services from Qwest will not be
affected by whatever shenigans are going on at layer 2/3/4/5/6/7.

I think you hit it. I don't believe that Qwest IP service make use of
the ATM cloud. I think they run all of their high capacity stuff
POS. So they probably know nothing.

R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: Phone: +1 510 486-8634