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MPLS World Congress demos multi-vendor multicast and inter-carrier MPLS services

The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) announced today that 13 vendors featuring more than 35 devices...


February 7, 2007  


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The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) announced today that 13 vendors featuring more than 35 devices will demonstrate interoperability of advanced MPLS network services at the MPLS World Congress in Paris, France this week.

IP, Ethernet, ATM and TDM services will be shown across an inter-carrier backbone.

In addition, four vendors will demonstrate IP Multicast VPN interoperability. The multi-vendor network supports IPTV, mobile backhaul and business applications.

The test event was organized by EANTC in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL).

The German service providers T-Systems and Versatel reviewed the test plan and provided on-site support during the hot-stage test at the EANTC lab in Berlin.

Participants include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Foundry Networks, Huawei Technologies, Ixia, MRV Communications, RAD Data Communications, Redback Networks, Rohde & Schwarz SIT, Siemens, Spirent Communications, Telco Systems and ZTE.

The public showcase in Paris will also highlight encrypted ATM, TDM, and multi-segment pseudowires over MPLS networks as well as fault management and high-availability solutions.

“Inter-carrier interoperability is crucial,” said Henry He, UNH-IOL senior technologist. “Carriers that want to expand next-generation MPLS-based services must have the flexibility to liaise with partner network topologies.”