MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Switching) is a controversial new protocol that vastly simplifies Internet traffic and effectively removes obstacles to Voice Over IP applications. Here is the first book to thoroughly explain and evaluate MPLS specifically for the voice markets.
* Explains a potentially disruptive technology for telephony
* Shows providers how to protect their revenues during deployment
* Details key engineering problems such as classes of service, traffic engineering, overlays, and more
Carriers see MPLS as the way to deliver quality of service for voice over IP and over 80% of network traffic in North America is projected to be IP-based by the end of 2002. At that point, MPLS will be mandatory.