Chapter 1. The Dynamics of Service Creation and Deployment

This chapter details the industry dynamics, competitive outlook, business motivation, and drivers for service creation and deployment toward service provider–based next-generation networks (NGN) that use IP/MPLS as a service architecture foundation. Additionally, enterprise organizations can use IP/MPLS to segment their networks into LAN, campus, and WAN functions as a basis for service virtualization. It also outlines the needs for such services by large enterprise customers for either do-it-yourself (DIY) or outsourcing. We use the term service provider (SP) to refer to a telecommunications company, such as a carrier that offers services like voice, data, video, and possibly mobile. ...

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