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Building MPLS-Based Broadband Access VPNs by Kumar Reddy

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Chapter 2. Delivering Broadband Access Today: An Access Technologies Primer

In this chapter, you learn about the following topics:

  • Technologies and Protocols for DSL, Cable, and Ethernet Broadband Networks

  • Bridged and PPP Access Mechanisms, with an Evaluation of how well They Solve the Requirements for Broadband, Such as Quality of service, Address Assignment, Service Selection, and so on

A VPN is a service that can carry pure data or multiservice traffic. When you design or implement a VPN for broadband access, you need to understand how the different access architectures can impact design decisions and can actually have some interesting repercussions on the VPN service itself, because of quality of service (QoS) or security trade-offs, to name ...

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