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

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Chapter 5. Global Service Provider Design Study

Globenet is a fictitious international service provider with 77 points of presence (POPs) all around the globe—namely, in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Network density varies from country to country. Globenet’s network expansion strategy consists of building presence in more than 60 countries while limiting the number of POPs in each country (with some exceptions, such as in the U.S.).

For customers that require a large number of connections spread over many locations in a specific country, Globenet relies on interconnection with regional service providers and establishes tight agreements with them to provide seamless service. Recently, ...

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