Surrounding the core: Adding value to your existing network

Surrounding the core: Adding value to your existing network

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In today’s economy, service providers need to maximize their return on investment, add new transparent end-to-end services, and manage them over existing networks in a cost optimized manner. Provisioning business services, mobile backhaul, and residential services in a multi-vendor environment is today’s service providers’ challenge.

In this webinar, the topic expert will show how using MPLS to the edge and to the access allows operators to not only leverage their core infrastructure asset, but also offload the traffic and lower the CAPEX, all while offering new services and extracting the value. The discussion will also focus on how simple end-to-end service provisioning can be achieved in multi-vendor environments to overcome complexity and interoperability issues.

Join us for this free webinar from in association with Telco Systems as we address the following:

  • - Learn how to utilize MPLS in a multi-vendor environment
  • - Learn how to simplify end-to-end service provisioning using MPLS at the edge
  • - Learn how you can offer more services while offloading the core and lowering CAPEX
  • - Learn from the deployment experience of other providers like yourself

Tags; Archive, Deployment, Featured, Mobile backhaul, MPLS, networks, Telco Systems,
  • Sophie Burdajewicz Admin October 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Thank you for your questions today. This Q&A is now closed. You can send your questions direct to Nir at

  • Dror Baron October 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    What is your view about using MPLS-TP for mobile backhaul aggregation ?

    • Nir Halachmi
      Nir Halachmi October 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm


      MPLS-TP is an extension of IP/MPLS with 2 major changes:
      1) no control plane – everything is static
      2) Additional OAM functionality

      MPLS-TP is another transport technology and it has it’s pros and cons.
      The major issue i have with it is that it is a close technology as it will mandate a use of the vendor management system as appose to IP/MPLS that can utilize a standard base open control plane.
      It will lead the customer into a vendor lock….


      • Dror Baron October 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

        As much I know MPLS-TP support both static and dynamic, e.g., standard MPLS control plane, using RSVP-TE and OSPF-TE. you only gain in OAM and traffic engineering. I understand your point though.
        Thanks for the answer.

        • Nir Halachmi
          Nir Halachmi October 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm


          MPLS-TP as it is implemented today by the majority of the vendor does not support dynamic behaviour.
          Infact if it would have supported dynamic behaviour it would have been similar to IP/MPLS.
          moreover the OAM part is still in the stadartization process and the standard is not retrified yet.
          currently it is more of proprietary implementations.


  • kezih October 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    wao! this just nails it!!

    thanks Nir.

  • kezih October 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    still trying to understand how ip/mpls delivers security on the network. can u help with the explanation?

    • Nir Halachmi
      Nir Halachmi October 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm


      Since IP/MPLS is a connection oriented technology, the connection is first established and only then the data start running.
      As oppuse to Carrier Ethernet where if you share the same VLAN and the traffic is flooded it is visible to everyone on the same network.

      Moreover every segment in the path can have dedicated MPLS tag which makes a tunnel more unique and secure.


  • Jim Dev October 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Does MPLS reduce the amount of manual intervention a network provider has to do to create a WAN If so, how?

    • Irit Gillath
      Irit Gillath October 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Basic service level configuration can actually be simpler and more error free since it involved only the end points. The rest of the path is configured by the dynamic control plane. Once running, using mechanisms explained in the webinar (like RSVP-TE and others) is dynamically react to the changes in the network without having to have manual intervention (this is of course configuration dependent and if wanted can be configured to be less dynamic and more static)

  • carlo October 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    has the webinar started?