Network Convergence

Network Convergence

Ethernet Applications and Next Generation Packet Transport Architectures

1st Edition - September 28, 2013

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  • Authors: Vinod Joseph, Srinivas Mulugu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123978776
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123978813

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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

  • Introduction

    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 620
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2013
  • Published: September 28, 2013
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123978776
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123978813

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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