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MPLS Fundamentals by Luc De Ghein - CCIE No. 1897

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New MPLS Applications

MPLS VPN is by far the most popular and mature MPLS application. MPLS TE has also matured greatly, because it has been around even longer than MPLS VPN, at least in Cisco IOS. Other MPLS applications such as AToM, Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), and MPLS Operation and Maintenance (OAM) will improve and see more deployments. AToM might end up with more supported encapsulations and more control information applied. VPLS has just started to take off. The introduction of hierarchy in VPLS will make it more scalable.

MPLS OAM is the technology that needs the most development to mature. The operation and maintenance aspects of a protocol are usually the last to be implemented. It is no different for MPLS. First, there is ...

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