MPLS-TP Use Cases Studies and Design Considerations
draft-fang-mpls-tp-use-cases-and-design-04

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Abstract

This document provides use case studies and network design considerations for Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile (MPLS-TP). In the recent years, MPLS-TP has emerged as the technology of choice for the new generation of packet transport. Many service providers (SPs) are working to replace the legacy transport technologies, e.g. SONET/SDH, TDM, and ATM technologies, with MPLS-TP for packet transport, in order to achieve higher efficiency, lower operational cost, while maintaining transport characteristics. The use cases for MPLS-TP include Metro Ethernet access and aggregation, Mobile backhaul, and packet optical transport. The design considerations discussed in this documents ranging from operational experience; standards compliance; technology maturity; end-to-end forwarding and OAM consistency; compatibility with IP/MPLS networks; multi-vendor interoperability; and optimization vs. simplicity design trade off discussion. The general design principle is to provide reliable, manageable, and scalable transport solutions.

Authors

Nabil Bitar (nabil.bitar@verizon.com)
Raymond Zhang (raymond.zhang@bt.com)
Luyuan Fang (lufang@cisco.com)

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