[AusNOG] FYI: Telstra carrier interconnects are full

Mark Delany g2x at juliet.emu.st
Mon Mar 23 14:28:29 EST 2020

On 23Mar20, Rob Thomas allegedly wrote:
> If you've got customers complaining about not being able to make calls
> from Telstra (landlines or mobiles) there's a good chance it's because
> Telstra don't have enough interconnect channels to other carriers.
> It's a known issue, and people above my pay grade are caring about it.

I don't doubt that you're right Rob, but help me out here. Surely
voice traffic is such a tiny drop in the networking-traffic bucket
that any sort of increase is still largely insignificant.

Are you saying that voice interconnects are big, fat, pipes and that
ramping them up is a big deal?

If so, I'm a little surprised (as well as depressed about the lack of


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