GMPLS


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GMPLS

(Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching) In a WDM optical networking system, it is the ability to route a data transmission based on the wavelength of light that carries it. The routing device only analyzes wavelengths (light frequencies) to make its forwarding decision rather than inspecting fields within each packet. GMPLS adds numerous enhancements to MPLS in order to support optical networks. Originally known as Multiprotocol Lambda Switching, the "L" in the acronym MPLS was the Greek lambda. See MPLS, lambda and WDM.
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50-millisecond mesh network restoration demonstrates the fruit of our efforts to introduce GMPLS networking standards into our future network, and reduces the capital cost of growing and integrating our optical networks," said Dr.
Agilent N2X was also the test solution used at the event for MPLS/GMPLS interworking; specifically, to establish and verify label-switched paths (LSPs) across multiple GMPLS device types, including Lambda, Fibre and Time Division (TDM) switching.
In a multi-vendor test that included core IP routers as client devices, SN 16000 optical switches successfully demonstrated dynamic, end-to-end provisioning of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Label Switched Paths (LSPs) in a hybrid IP/Optical application using GMPLS User Network Interface (UNI) control plane signaling.
During this test event, Sycamore demonstrated dynamic end-to-end 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in a hybrid IP/optical network using GMPLS control plane technology," said Kevin Oye, vice president of systems and technology at Sycamore Networks.
It was successfully demonstrated that services carried across GMPLS Label Switched Paths (LSP) were not affected by control plane failures, and implementations were interoperable.
Sprint Managed Network Services (MNS) provides a broad range of converged services, including security, voice and data with leading IP GMPLS.
The conference includes presentations by industry-leading experts addressing the latest developments in IP, MPLS, GMPLS, and related networking technologies.