The above picture shows rows of Line Switch Modules (LSM's) neatly lined up awaiting their fate. This scene reminds me of what it looked like when we were installing the AXE switches. Sadly, this once busy switch is now being dismantled with its subscribers and their traffic already having been migrated to a Next Generation (Voice over IP) based node. The above AXE10 was a fantastic switch and carried traffic in service for over 20 years without any outages.
Twenty four years to the day since I have been around AXE10. Here I am standing next to an in service APZ211*11. If I could live my life over I would join Ericsson and become an AXE10 engineer again. Two of my good friends (now passed the great divide) were part of the team that installed and commissioned this site in 1990. They done a fantastic job.