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MPLS Fundamentals by Luc De Ghein - CCIE No. 1897

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Chapter 15. The Future of MPLS

What You Will Learn

This chapter will give you an insight into the near future of MPLS. The future is always difficult to predict, but some enhancements will most certainly be made to MPLS. In the next few pages, you will read about a few enhancements to MPLS that are likely candidates for deployment in networks. There are other candidate enhancements, as well, that I do not mention, and there are the enhancements and new developments that nobody has thought of yet.

MPLS has become popular and has seen many implementations and deployments by service providers. The original idea for inventing MPLS was a better integration of IP in ATM networks. However, MPLS—or Tag Switching as it was called originally—has seen ...

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