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Deploying Next Generation Multicast-enabled Applications

Book Description

The growth, scale, and prominence of video applications over the years have placed emphasis on the most scalable and efficient way to deliver multi-play content (voice, video and data) to the end user. Multicast is the most effective and efficient carrier of video applications from a network standpoint. Financial organizations deploy large-scale multicast infrastructures to enable trading and e-commerce. The introduction of 4G and beyond makes this technology even more indispensible since mobile operators need an efficient mechanism to deliver repetitive content to many a handset, and multicast is the answer. This is the first book to distill information on this topic from disparate sources. It is written by one of the early implementers, and is the go-to reference for deploying the Next Generation model. This book proves a real benefit to networking professionals from service providers, enterprises, the vendor community, and anyone else who wants to understand this fast emerging and popular scheme of deployment from a vendor-neutral standpoint.

  • Offers contextualized case studies for illustrating deployment of the Next Generation Multicast technology
  • Provides the background necessary to understand current generation multi-play applications and their service requirements
  • Includes practical tips on various migration options available for moving to the Next Generation framework from the legacy

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Front-matter
  4. Copyright
  5. Praise for Deploying Next Generation Multicast-Enabled Applications
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Chapter 1. Overview of IP Multicast
    1. 1.1. Introduction
    2. 1.2. Guidelines on Addresses Allocations
    3. 1.3. Conclusion
  8. Chapter 2. Draft-Rosen Multicast Virtual Private Networks
    1. 2.1. Introduction
    2. 2.2. Draft-Rosen Multicast Virtual Private Networks
    3. 2.3. Summary
  9. Chapter 3. Next-Generation Multicast VPNS
    1. 3.1. Introduction
    2. 3.2. Next-Generation Multicast VPNS
    3. 3.3. NG-MVPN Control Plane
    4. 3.4. NG-MVPN Data Plane—Provider Tunnels
    5. 3.5. Summary
  10. Chapter 4. Next Generation Multicast VPNs on Alcatel-Lucent (TiMOS)
    1. 4.1. Introduction
    2. 4.2. Beginning of NG-MVPN Support on ALU
    3. 4.3. Full-Fledged NG-MVPN Support on ALU (Rel 8.0)
    4. 4.4. NG-MVPN Using PIM-SSM as the P-Tunnel
    5. 4.5. Next-Gen MVPN Using RSVP-TE P2MP LSP as the P-Tunnel
    6. 4.6. Summary
  11. Chapter 5. Internet Multicast and Multicast VPNs Based on MDLP In-Band Signaling
    1. 5.1. Introduction
    2. 5.2. Multicast LDP In-Band Signaling
    3. 5.3. MLDP Configuration Examples
    4. 5.4. Summary
  12. Chapter 6. Application
    1. 6.1. Introduction
    2. 6.2. IPTV Standards
    3. 6.3. NGN Reference Architecture
    4. 6.4. IPTV Reference Architecture Framework
    5. 6.5. Access Networks for IPTV
    6. 6.6. Network Design Considerations for IPTV
    7. 6.7. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 7. Multicast for VPLS and Carrier Ethernet Networks
    1. 7.1. Introduction
    2. 7.2. Virtual Private Lan Service Aka VPLS
    3. 7.3. Summary
  14. Chapter 8. Mobile Video Multicast
    1. 8.1. Introduction
    2. 8.2. Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service
    3. 8.3. DVB-H
    4. 8.4. Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 (MLDv2)
    5. 8.5. Multicast Mobility
    6. 8.6. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 9. Summary
    1. 9.1. Future Enhancements
    2. 9.2. Conclusion
  16. References
  17. Subject Index