Providing Resilience for Carrier Ethernet Multicast Traffic

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Executive Summary

This paper presents an overview of the Carrier Ethernet technology with specific focus on resilience. In particular, the paper details how multicast traffic, which is essential for e.g. IPTV can be protected. It presents Carrier Ethernet resilience methods for linear and ring networks and show by simulation that the availability of a multicast connection can be significantly increased by applying relevant resilience techniques.

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