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MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance to demonstrate interoperability at MPLS Congress

The MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance (MFA) announced today that 10 vendors will demonstrate interoperability and scalabi...


February 10, 2005  


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The MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance (MFA) announced today that 10 vendors will demonstrate interoperability and scalability of Layer 2 MPLS Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), as well as the interoperability of MPLS Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities at MPLS World Congress in Paris, France next week.

Participants in the test event include Agilent Technologies, Alcatel, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Ixia, MRV, Native Networks, RAD Data Communications, Resolute Networks and Riverstone Networks.

The public showcase in Paris will also highlight point-to-point VPN services over MPLS verified to scale to more than 2,000 parallel pseudowires.

Hierarchical VPLS scalability will be verified in the core network, supporting 50 virtual customer networks running in parallel.

Each virtual network will be extended to a further 25 spoke sites (H-VPLS PE extensions), and 4,000 emulated hosts in total.