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Network Convergence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123978776, 9780123978813

Network Convergence

1st Edition

Ethernet Applications and Next Generation Packet Transport Architectures

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Authors: Vinod Joseph Srinivas Mulugu
Paperback ISBN: 9780123978776
eBook ISBN: 9780123978813
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 21st October 2013
Page Count: 620
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Network Convergence: Ethernet Applications and Next Generation Packet Transport Architectures provides the guidance and solutions you'll need to understand Ethernet and emerging applications such as cloud computing and mobile apps, as well as large-scale retail and business deployments.

This reference starts with an overview of the Ethernet and existing broadband architectures, including XDSL, WIMAX, and VLANs. It moves on to cover next-generation networks and mobile architectures, as well as cloud computing. The book also addresses the convergence of optical, Ethernet and IP/MPLS layers, considered to be the backbone of next-generation packet transport architecture.

If you're a network designer or architect, a technical sales professional, or if you're pursuing technical certifications, you will benefit from Network Convergence's fundamental information on this rapidly evolving technology.

Key Features

  • Discusses architectural nuances and includes practical case studies for deploying the next-generation framework for each service type
  • Explains data center and cloud computing interconnect schemes for building next-generation cloud infrastructures that support a new array of requirements
  • Provides configuration schemes from leading vendors, including Cisco, Juniper and Alcatel


Product managers, service architects, network managers, IT managers.

Table of Contents


1. Deploying Ethernet Multi-Point Services Using VPLS



Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)

Inter-Provider VPLS


2. Understanding Advanced MPLS Layer 3 VPN Services



MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

MPLS Layer 3 Inter-AS VPNs

Advanced Next Generation Multicast over Layer 3 VPNs

Migration from Draft-Rosen to NG-MVPNs


3. Provider Backbone Bridging with VPLS



Operational Examples


4. Scaling Packet Ethernet Services Using Seamless MPLS



State of the Mobile Transport Industry

Next Generation Mobile Transport Characteristics

System Concept

Transport Models

Service Models

Large Network, Inter-AS Design with IP/MPLS Access

Large Network Inter-AS Design with Non-IP/MPLS Access

Small Network, Integrated Core and Aggregation with IP/MPLS Access

Small Network, Integrated Core, and Aggregation with Non-IP/MPLS Access

Service Architecture

Inter-Domain Hierarchical LSPs

Inter-Domain LSPs for Multi-Area IGP Design

Inter-Domain LSPs for Inter-AS Design

Inter-Domain LSPs for Integrated Core and Aggregation Design

Transport and Service Control Plane

BGP Control Plane for Multi-Area IGP Design

BGP Control Plane for Inter-AS Design

BGP Control Plane for Integrated Core and Aggregation Design

Quality of Service

Synchronization Distribution


5. QoS in Mobile IP Networks



The First Generation Mobile Network

The Second Generation Mobile Network

The 2.5G Mobile Network

The Third Generation Mobile Vision

The Evolution toward 3G

The Third Generation Evolution for GSM

Converged NGN Infrastructure for Mobile Transport

Third Generation Release 99 Overview

Third Generation Release 4 Overview

Third Generation Release 5/6 Overview

Mobile Network RAN Access

IPV6 in 3G Networks

Overview of QoS and the 3GPP Standards

3G Traffic Classes

Bearer Service Attributes

Mobile Network Protocol Stacks

The Iu Interface in the Circuit-Switched Domain

Mobile Network Transport Framework

Quality of Service Framework


6. Emerging Trends in Packet Optical Convergence



Basics about Optical Networks

Optical Transmission Principles

DWDM Transponders

Multiplexers and De-Multiplexers

Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers

Overview of Fixed OADM & ROADM Technology

The Optical Transport Network (OTN)

Design Constraints and Initial Design Considerations for Fiber Optic Networks


7. MPLS Transport Profile



Why MPLS-TP? Why Now?

IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP Inter-operability

Overlay Model

Peer Model

Application Scenario: The Overlapping Interconnection Scenario of the L2/L3 VPN Bridging in the LTE Environment

Application Scenario: The Peer-to-Peer Interconnection Scenario in the MS-PW Environment



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About the Authors

Vinod Joseph

works with Juniper Network as a Technical Leader within the Juniper Professional Services Organization. He is based in the UK and works with large Service Providers and customers with focus on the key areas of Network transformation, Multicast, QoS, Carrier Ethernet, Vendor Interoperability and Next Generation services. Prior to joining Juniper, Vinod worked as a Senior Network Consulting Engineer within Cisco’s World Wide Service Provider organization providing architectural design and service support to customers in the Asia Pacific and EMEA markets. This responsibility includes the planning and design of large network architectures, together with guiding deployment and providing operational advice. He has over 16 years of experience in IP networking, and built some of the largest IP/MPLS carrier networks in the EMEA, APAC, and America markets.

Affiliations and Expertise

Juniper, UK

Srinivas Mulugu

Srinivasarao Mulugu heads the Packet division of Nokia Siemens Networks in India. He has over 17 years of experience in the telecommunication industry spanning across North America, APAC, Middle East and India. During the course of his career, Srinivasarao has worked in various capacities at Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, 3Com and Sprint Communications. He is also active in the industry forums and has chaired several technology sessions in forums such as SANOG, APRICOT, etc. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, both from University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

In his personal life Srinivasarao holds the position of Director Auromira Foundation and is involved in social welfare activities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hyderabad, India

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