Best Practices for Video Transit on an MPLS Backbone: Using Point-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths to Simplify and Optimize IP Video Distribution
Source: Juniper Networks
This paper describes how an innovative new technology called point-to-multipoint Label Switched Paths (LSPs) enables service providers to efficiently carry broadcast video (IPTV) traffic across an IP backbone. This technology can be used for distributing IPTV traffic to residential subscribers, across a private network, or within a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Combined with other recent enhancements, MPLS is now the technology of choice for converging services. With the development of point-to-multipoint LSPs and related multiplay technologies, Juniper Networks has taken a leading role in providing the tools to support the transport of all types of video - from selected content such as Video on Demand (VoD) to interactive multimedia and broadcast television - across an IP/MPLS backbone.