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Metro Ethernet by Sam Halabi

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Advantages of Traffic Engineering

One of the main applications of MPLS is TE. A major goal of Internet TE is to facilitate efficient and reliable network operations while simultaneously optimizing network resource utilization and traffic performance. TE has become an indispensable function in many large provider networks because of the high cost of network assets and the commercial and competitive nature of the Internet.

The purpose of TE is to optimize the performance of operational networks. TE forces packets to take predetermined paths to meet network policies. In general, TE provides more efficient use of available network resources; provides control of how traffic is rerouted in the case of failure; enhances performance characteristics of ...

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