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why is it so difficult to find out MBTF parameter ???

Dear sirs,

I have a lot of problems working on tenders because an usual requirement

is to list the MTBF parameter of the Cisco devices offered.

Please, someone can give me some more clarifications about this problem ?

Why this parameter is often omitted in datasheets ?

In particular now I should list the MTBF of Cat. 2948G (not Layer III) , Cat. 4006 w/ Sup. III and 6-ports GB fiber module,and Cat. 3550-SMI




Re: why is it so difficult to find out MBTF parameter ???

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