Achieving Robust and Stable Data Transmission on MPLS-TP Based Network using Ring Protection

Beny Nugraha,Fadli Sirait,Leonard N. M. Sitohang andSetiyo Budiyanto

ABSTRACT

Objective - Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a technique to achieve efficient, and error free data transmission. MPLS has a vast amount of applications and can be implemented in high-speed data transfer medium such as the optical networks. Multi-Protocol Label Switch-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is an improvement of MPLS and it is a core for the service of reliable packet-switched transport networks. Despite having such advantages, network failure may still occur on MPLS-TP, therefore, it needs a method to ensure that the performance of the network is not compromised.

Methodology/Technique - The failures in the network include the link fails to connect to each network element, the network element fails to transfer the data to the destination, or the quality drops below the standard. In order to overcome the quality drops due to failure on the main link, the ring protection method is implemented on MPLS-TP based network, and its performance is analysed.

Findings - The result is, the ring protection is able to maintain the quality of the network after the main link fails, the parameters are: the throughput utilization is 100%, frame loss ratio is 0%, jitter is 0.015 ms, maximum latency is 0.218 ms, and the recovery time is less than 50 ms.

Novelty - The ring protection method is able to maintain the quality of the MPLS-TP based network when the data packets are switched to the ring protection network due to failure on the main ring network

Type of Paper: Empirical

Keywords: MPLS-TP, ring protection, Quality of Service, data transmission, RCC 2544 Testing

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