The End Of MPLS?

Passmore, David
December 2006
Business Communications Review;Dec2006, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p16
Trade Publication
The article discusses Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), which is expected to become the technology upon which service providers base their core networks. MPLS was developed to reduce processing overhead in IP routers and speed packet forwarding, integrate IP and ATM in the same backbone to preserve the usefulness of existing ATM switches, and permit ISPs to better scale their networks, but recent developments in Ethernet switching may make MPLS too expensive and outdated even before it is deployed.


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