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[...] MPLS: The Future of History 7 Limitations Part Introduction great effort can be made in a moment of excitement; but continual little efforts can only be made on principle.” Company Profile 1 Company Information Frost & Sullivan is an international market-consulting firm headquartered at Palo Alto, CA and with offices across the globe. The focus of work done at Frost & Sullivan is to interact with clients, understand their requirements and use the relevant domain expertise to develop innovative growth strategies. [...]
[...] The growth of MPLS in the transition bandwidth range of 5-15Mb where customers look to shift from shared internet bandwidth to dedicated IPLC services augurs well for its future and it may emerge as a competitive alternative to IPLC if priced aggressively. Spending when aggregated with total bandwidth usage shows high revenue potential of contention bandwidth and increased focused on the SME segment would see it emerge as the cash cow for international connectivity. The ITES segment utilize international bandwidth for mission critical applications where downtimes are unacceptable, hence dedicated connections dominate the markets. [...]
[...] This section gives a brief overview of the various connectivity options used by IT and ITES companies. Options available for international connectivity are International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) Internet: contention / 1:3 / 1:4 / and non-contention. Multi Protocol Label Switching Options available for domestic connectivity are Point-to-Point Terrestrial Leased Lines VPN VSAT All the above options can be used for carrying Voice and / or Data. Some of them can also use the same network for Video Conferencing. IPLC An International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) is nothing but a dedicated point-to-point link for secure and reliable transmission of digital information. [...]
[...] It is generated as a result of a multi- parametric analysis of the IP header. Some parameters considered are destination, type-of-service parameters, and Virtual Private Network membership. Thereafter the routers at every hop called Label Switched Routers (LSRs) use this label to make forwarding decisions. A small label helps to drastically cut processing time at every hop and thus reduces latency. As a packet traverses a network, other switches and routers build tables associating packets and routes with labels. The LSRs assign each packet a label that corresponds to a particular path through the network. [...]
[...] Sensing the keen interest of the business community and requirements of the bandwidth vendors we have embarked on this endeavor to estimate the bandwidth potential in India for the next eight quarters. This comprehensive estimate includes detailed report and projections of International and inland bandwidth. It also features discussions on the bandwidth requirements of upcoming technologies like MPLS. The focus is on the IT and ITES industries with each of them dealt in separate sections. The report also features detailed analysis and commentaries on the figures and findings along with technology wise breakup of results. [...]
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