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Re: ISP Unbundling circuits
From: "Wayne E. Bouchard" <web () typo org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:51:19 -0700

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 03:31:40PM +0200, Colin Alston wrote:
Circuits seems worse, but they also don't seem to track their CPE at
all. We have boxes full of various teleco CPE, including some Cisco 800
and 1600 routers. I guess it costs more than it's worth to recover it,
but the irritating thing is we have to hold it "incase" they ever ask
for it.

Well, SOME of that is a deliberate decision. I mean, equipment is
expected to have a useful life and then either fail or be
obsolete. Some custsomers can carry a contract 4 or 5 years. At that
point, the equipment they had may well not be in use anywhere else on
the network. There's not much point in reclaiming equipment you can't
use and can't get a decent value for through the various disposal
channels.

But yeah, ISPs and telcos as well are generally horrible about
reclaiming property.

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Wayne Bouchard
web () typo org
Network Dude
http://www.typo.org/~web/


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