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Definitive MPLS Network Designs by Jean-Philippe Vasseur, François Le Faucheur, Jim Guichard

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Chapter 4. National Telco Design Study

Telecom Kingland (TK) is a fictitious Internet service provider (ISP) based in the imaginary country of Kingland. It is representative of an incumbent telecommunications service provider in Europe or Asia. Such providers are often called telcos. These providers used to provide services to the national regulated markets and were owned by their respective governments, operating predominantly as a monopoly. In the face of deregulation of the national markets, and the opening of those markets to competition, telcos have been undergoing drastic changes. These changes include partial or complete privatization, rationalization of assets and operational expenses (opex), and internal reorganizations that help the ...

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