Chapter 14. MPLS Case Studies

We have discussed multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) technology and its service attributes throughout this book in the context of its use as a base technology for next-generation networks (NGN). This chapter focuses on proof points of the business impact for organizations that deploy MPLS or subscribe to services based on MPLS technology. We first explore Equant, a large and well-established global service provider (SP) with international points of presence. This chapter provides information on its background, business drivers, services, a return on investment (ROI) model, and lessons learned to help you understand the process of deploying MPLS. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a real case study that captures ...

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