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Promising network evolution technology: MPLS
Author(s): Peng Xu; Wang Yu; Wei Ding
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents Multi-Protocol Label Switch (MPLS) as a promising network evolution technology to implement the transition from traditional ATM and IP network to the next generation optical Internet. As bandwidth-intensive services increase, and as the number of users connected to the Internet grows, traditional ATM and IP network, though with their own advantages, could hardly satisfy the ever-increasing requirements. Under such conditions, the network evolution is impending. MPLS, which integrates the control of IP routing on the layer 3 with the simplicity of Layer 2 switching, inheriting their advantages, and discarding their disadvantages, is deem as the most promising candidate for the network evolution technology. Furthermore, the recent research on MPLS traffic engineering provides an ideal solution to combine MPLS control plane with optical switching, and even to incorporate DWDM multiplexing capabilities in IP routers. The perspective of MPLS is further illustrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4585, Optical Networking, (17 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445203
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Xu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Wang Yu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Wei Ding, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4585:
Optical Networking
Chunming Qiao; Shizhong Xie, Editor(s)

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