Mobile IP Convergence in MPLS-based Switching

M. Asante and R.S. Sherratt (UK)


Mobile IP; Convergence; MPLS; QoS; Internet


Convergence switching is the merger of packet switching technology with telephony signalling and call-processing intelligence, allowing carriers to consolidate typically separate voice, video and data overlay networks and provide new and differentiated integrated communications services. Convergence technologies are changing the way carriers transmit traditional voice and data traffic. Businesses today demands reliable and scalable networks that reach anywhere and deliver guaranteed performance at an affordable cost. An architecture involving Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) allows network service providers to create Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that offer flexibility of Mobile IP and the Quality of Service (QoS) of ATM. MPLS provides the traffic engineering tools that service providers need to deliver quality voice, video and data services. The paper analyses the architecture of MOIP convergence utilizing MPLS and the benefits that can be obtained from its implementation. The general principles involved and benefits in the use of MPLS are also discussed.

Important Links:

Go Back