Chapter 15. The Future of MPLS

As service providers proceed along the path to deploying their Next Generation Network (NGN) networks and services, IP/MPLS is and will be a key architectural component of voice, video, and mobile data services for these NGN networks. This chapter discusses the future of MPLS and the role of IP NGN and MPLS. Finally, two experts from the industry who have been active with MPLS technology from the beginning offer a view on the future of MPLS. First is George Swallow, distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) MPLS Working Group co-chair. Second is Adrian Farrell, who has been active at the IETF, particularly in Common Control and Measurement Plane (CCAMP) where Generalized MPLS ...

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