University of Bahrain
Due to the rapid evolution of Internet as well as services over the Internet, including high bandwidth consuming applications like audio and video streaming, it has become need of the day to enhance the Internet infrastructure for bandwidth efficiency. Developed by the internet engineering task force, MPLS allows networks to offer several services on the single network architecture with improved forwarding speed of routers by solving problem of longest prefix match in IP networks. In addition to this, it offers traffic engineering, virtual private networks and quality of service guarantees. MPLS in combination with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) has been seen as a technology for next generation Internet, which can revolutionize the Internet with speed, services and functionality.