Networking

Real-Time Bandwidth Encapsulation for IP/MPLS Protection Switching

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Executive Summary

MPLS fast reroute achieves fast protection switching times ideal for the recovery of real-time multimedia traffic. The paper proposes to guarantee real-time protection of multimedia traffic by adapting the Russian Dolls Bandwidth Constraints Model to allocate bandwidth to multimedia traffic. The Quality of Protection (QoP) parameters that will be investigated are protection switching time and the bandwidth protection amount. IP/MPLS Communication Networks continue to experience an increase in real-time multimedia applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and IPTV.

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