[TUHS] TUHS Digest, Vol 14, Issue 63
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Wed Jan 18 00:27:26 AEST 2017
Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> The gist of my talk was that ATM was a joke. I had an ATM card (on loan
> from Sun Networking), I think it was 155 Mbit card. I also had an
> ethernet card that I had bought at Fry's on my way to the talk.
> The ATM card cost $4000. The ethernet card cost $49 IIRC.
> The point I was making was that ATM was doomed. This was at the time in
> history when every company was making long bets on ATM, they all thought
> it was the future; well, all meaning the execs had been convinced.
I cannot speak for the US, but ATM was rather popular in the European
telecommunication in the mid 1990s.
I was e.g. in a EU research project, where I wrote IP-Multicast enhancements
for the FORE ATM driver to support video multicast. From what I know, there may
still have been ATM in the core network of German Telekom when they started
their IP-TV offer that is based on IP-multicast.
So people tried to work around the problems in ATM for a while until ATM was
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