Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Sprint to start migration to 100% packet network
Posted on 29-May-2003 13:26 | Filed under: News



Sprint became the first major telecommunications company in the United States to convert from a circuit-switched telephone network to a simplified, next-generation packet network. The project entails the replacement of Sprint’s entire local switching network with packet technology. The launch of the innovative packet technology began today in Gardner, Kan.

Packet switching provides the most efficient alternative for the replacement of Sprint’s existing circuit switches, and enables Sprint to meet the demands of customers while addressing capacity growth. The conversion will consist of an entire network evolution to packet. By initially leveraging the high reliability of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Sprint will be capable of combining three separate “overlay” networks into a single, converged network for voice, data and private-line services. The technology put into place today provides the high reliability and full set of services of today’s voice and data networks and solidly positions Sprint for Internet Protocol (IP) applications.

A packet network enables voice, video and data traffic to be “broken down” into smaller pieces (packets) and simultaneously sent across the same path allowing for a more efficient use of the network. The planned migration of Sprint’s eight million lines to a packet system will improve the capability of the company’s network to introduce and operate future products and services, and facilitates the progression to a seamless Sprint network.

“The eyes of the telecom world are now positioned on Gardner, Kan.,” said Mike Fuller, president, Sprint’s Local Telecommunications Division. “This is a historical landmark not only for Sprint, but also for the entire telecommunications industry. A packet network lays the groundwork for services that customers haven’t even imagined yet, and Sprint is in position to lead the way.”

“The migration to a packet network is based on economic analysis that indicates it is a prudent business decision to change our circuit network in certain locations,” added Fuller. “We have identified hard economic ‘triggers’ for the conversion of one million lines and we’ll continue to identify additional offices that will be dictated by future economic signals.”


More information: http://www.sprint.com...







Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Why don't todays cars have dash cams facilities by Default or Option?
Created by FineWine, last reply by empacher48 on 17-Jan-2020 16:41 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Need urgent help to get Slingshot email off blacklist
Created by Vankur, last reply by bameron on 17-Jan-2020 16:07 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Legal requirement to show GST on invoice (from a big retailer)?
Created by tripp, last reply by BlinkyBill on 18-Jan-2020 18:07 (15 replies)

Best way to virtualise Win7 pc for use on a Win10 pc???
Created by kiwifidget, last reply by Kiwifruta on 15-Jan-2020 19:40 (13 replies)

Teamviewer still down after Scheduled Maintenance Jan 15/16
Created by wratterus, last reply by wratterus on 16-Jan-2020 14:07 (12 replies)

Is Amazon shutting down at night?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by richms on 15-Jan-2020 10:55 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Letting slower passengers board airplane first really is faster - Science!
Created by Shindig, last reply by Senecio on 18-Jan-2020 16:55 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Westpac to move 250 employees from Wellington to Auckland
Created by Rmani, last reply by Hammerer on 17-Jan-2020 16:59 (22 replies)
Pages... 2