@On Sat, 6 Apr 1996, Wolfgang Henke wrote:
@> As Robert Moskovitz pointed out, even the growth in common used backbones
@> speeds is not keeping up:
@> 1. 56 kbps
@> 2. 1.544 Mbps increase by 24
@> 3. 44.736 Mbps increase by 28
@> 4. 155.520 Mbps increase by merely 3
@> Just keeping in step with past growth patterns would require a step
@> to OC-24c at 1244.15 Mbps now, but there are no routers which come
@> even close to those speeds.
@Even backbones are not backbones anymore. Sprint, MCI et al. operate
@meshes with multiple internal paths. If you have an average of 8 alternate
@paths of OC3c, then you get closer to a 24x multiple of DS3. Of course
@it's not really that simple, but I don't think that things are as bad
@as they look in your table above.
@Michael Dillon Voice: +1-604-546-8022
But don't forget those "bit buckets" that are sitting there ready to handle the
social engineering needs of the net...
...I wonder who has to empty those bit buckets...???...that must be a messy job...