TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: STP Vendors

Re: STP Vendors

John McHarry (
Tue, 10 May 2005 20:53:48 GMT

On Tue, 10 May 2005 05:41:30 -0700, tnerber wrote:

> Hello,

> I am trying to find a list of STP Vendors. The only one I am familier
> with is Tekelec but there must be many others. Any suggestions would
> be helpful.

Nortel and Lucent made them at one time. I don't know if they still
do. DSC was a major player before they were acquired by Alcatel. I
don't know if they still are. Don't expect much from the major
European vendors; they use F links there.

Does anyone know why the US went with STPs instead of F links? Last I
knew, the Europeans thought it was because of a lack of processing
power in the 1AESS, but the Americans mostly thought the reason Europe
didn't was the hop by hop setup used there. Neither answer is very

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