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Metro Ethernet by Sam Halabi

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Chapter 7. MPLS Controlling Optical Switches

This chapter covers the following topics:

The operation of today's optical networks is manual and operator-driven, which increases network operational complexities and cost. The industry has been looking for methods that reduce the operational burden of manual circuit provisioning, reduce costs, and offer a more dynamic response to customer requirements. In other words, the industry wants to be able to deploy time-division multiplexing (TDM) and optical circuits more dynamically and wants faster provisioning times.

The principles upon which MPLS technology is based are generic and applicable to multiple ...

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