MPLS-TP vs. PBB-TE

5:20 PM Poll results. Which one gets used everywhere?

Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

July 14, 2009

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MPLS-TP vs. PBB-TE

5:20 PM -- It's only an opinion poll, but based on the results, it looks as if MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) could end up with a bigger role in the network than Provider Backbone Bridging - Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE).

The audience poll was taken during a connection-oriented Ethernet (COE) session at the Light Reading virtual tradeshow, Packet-Optical Transport Evolution, which happened today. Here's the tally:

Table 1: What's COE Look Like in Five Years?

PBB-TE in metro/aggregation, MPLS-TP in regional core

34.6%

MPLS-TP in metro/aggregation, PBB-TE in regional core

12.0%

MPLS-TP everywhere

30.6%

PBB-TE everywhere

9.3%

Other

13.3%





Panelists Nick Cadwgan, product line management director of Gridpoint Systems Inc. , and Lars Pederson, CTO of Tpack A/S , noted that they expect many operators to use both technologies, fitting each to the appropriate networks that are already in place. Other interpretations are welcome, of course.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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Craig Matsumoto

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Yes, THAT Craig Matsumoto – who used to be at Light Reading from 2002 until 2013 and then went away and did other stuff and now HE'S BACK! As Editor-in-Chief. Go Craig!!

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