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Deploying Next Generation Multicast-enabled Applications

Label Switched Multicast for MPLS VPNs, VPLS, and Wholesale Ethernet

The growth, scale, and prominence of video applications over the years have placed emphasis on the most scalable and efficient way to deliver multi-play content (voice, video and data) to the end user. Multicast is the most effective and efficient carrier of video applications from a network standpoint. Financial organizations deploy large-scale multicast infrastructures to enable trading and e-commerce. The introduction of 4G and beyond makes this technology even more indispensible since mobile operators need an efficient mechanism to deliver repetitive content to many a handset, and multicast is the answer.

This is the first book to distill information on this topic from disparate sources. It is written by one of the early implementers, and is the go-to reference for deploying the Next Generation model. This book proves a real benefit to networking professionals from service providers, enterprises, the vendor community, and anyone else who wants to understand this fast emerging and popular scheme of deployment from a vendor-neutral standpoint.


network designers and architects, technical sales professionals, professionals pursuing technical certifications offered by equipment vendors, and those who are involved in designing and deploying the framework for multicast, video and related applications

Paperback, 560 Pages

Published: July 2011

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-384923-6


  • "The content of this book is influenced by the authors’ personal rich experience in networking industry. As a result, the book includes numerous practical examples, code snippets and console outputs illustrating various aspects of multicasting. Moreover, Joseph and Mulugu provide plenty of diagrams and charts to visually demonstrate how data is being sent through the network. Consequently, the reader can quite easily explore complex topics of next generation multicasting introduced in the book… I recommend this book to network professionals (designers and architects, as well as system administrators) involved in planning and maintaining of multicast-enabled networks, as well as network visionaries, technical sales professionals, as well as architects and programmers working on designing and deploying of video related applications."--IEEE Communications Magazine


  • Chapter 1- Overview of IP
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Guidelines on Addresses Allocations
    1.3 Conclusion

    Chapter 2: Draft Rosen based Multicast VPNs
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Draft Rosen based Multicast VPNs
    2.3 Summary

    Chapter 3: Next Generation Multicast VPNs
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Next Generation Multicast VPNs
    3.3 NG-MVPN Control Plane
    3.4 NG-MVPN Data Plane - Provider Tunnels
    3.5 Summary

    Chapter 4: Alcatel-Lucent Deployment
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Beginning of NGEN-MVPN support on ALU
    4.3 Full Fledged NGEN-MVPN support on ALU (Rel 8.0)
    4.4 Next-Gen MVPN using PIM-SSM as the P-Tunnel
    4.5 Next-Gen MVPN using RSVP-TE P2MP LSP as the P-Tunnel
    4.6 Summary

    Chapter 5: Internet Multicast and Multicast VPN based on MLDP In-Band Signalling
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Multicast LDP In-Band Signalling
    5.3 MLDP Configuration Examples
    5.4 Summary

    Chapter 6: Applications: IPTV
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 IPTV Standards
    6.3 NGN Reference Architecture
    6.4 IPTV Reference Architecture Framework
    6.5 Access Networks For IPTV
    6.6 Network Design Considerations For IPTV
    6.7 Conclusion

    Chapter 7: Virtual Private LAN Services aka VPLS
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Virtual Private LAN Service aka VPLS
    7.3 Summary

    Chapter 8: Mobile Video Multicast
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS)
    8.3 DVB-H
    8.4 Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 (MLDv2)
    8.5 Multicast Mobility
    8.6 Conclusion

    Chapter 9: Summary
    9.1 Future Enhancements
    9.2 Conclusion


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