At the recent MPLS conference in Paris
, MPLS-TP was a hot topic, what is the reason behind the success of MPLS-TP and why has PBB-TE proven so far to be unsuccessful? Also in this blog I explore whether there is a place for PBB in the network?
PBB-TE offered to give network operators a scalable, statically configured traffic engineered path through the network, and by complimenting this with OAM features such as Connectivity Fault Management (CFM/IEEE 802.1ag
) the plan was that a carrier class transport protocol would be unleashed based on Ethernet. PBB-TE was standardised in 2009 as IEEE 802.1Qay