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BA, ISDN and SS7 deployment
Taking David Lesher's advice, we checked with Fred Goldstein of BBN about
the issue of whether or not BA installed SS7 switches in order to provide
residential ISDN. This was his reply. jamie
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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 14:07:03 -0500
From: Fred R. Goldstein <fgoldstein@BBN.COM>
Subject: Re: Latest BA Bell Juice
Bell Atlantic is taking extreme liberties with the truth if they
attribute SS7 deployment to ISDN, residential or otherwise.
SS7 is needed for revenue-generating CLASS features such as Caller ID and
City Wide Centrex.
BA has t he highest Centrex penetration in the world. Over 2M
lines, many in DC (GSA). They use SS7 for everything, including
faster call completion. They had SS7 way before NYNEX; I first
noticed it when calling from my mother's place in NJ to a distant
part of that LATA, around 1991, and the call went thru in under 1
second. NYNEX was a LOT slower!
$32/month is a good rate, too. Even with 2 EUCLs atop it.
Fred R. Goldstein email@example.com
BBN Corp. Cambridge MA USA +1 617 873 3850