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Metaswitch Networks

February 08, 2011 02:15 ET

Metaswitch Networks Showcases MPLS-TP Solution

Successful Demonstration and Tests of MPLS-TP Signaling, OAM, Protection and Interworking on Display at the MPLS and Ethernet Interoperability Event

PARIS--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - MPLS & Ethernet World Congress -- Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of communication software solutions, today announced it has successfully completed interoperability tests of its MPLS-TP solutions based on the MPLS-TP standard draft at the MPLS & Ethernet interoperability event at the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress, organized by EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center). Metaswitch's MPLS-TP solution consists of portable, fully integrated GMPLS and IP routing control plane software designed for system vendors of networking equipment. Metaswitch successfully demonstrated the following:

  • MPLS-TP signaling
  • IP/MPLS - MPLS-TP interworking
  • MPLS-TP 1:1 path protection

All of the features showcased by Metaswitch are essential for delivering on the promise of MPLS-TP, which is to make MPLS a more reliable transport mechanism. MPLS-Transport Profile (TP), which is in the process of standardization, is an extension of the hugely popular MPLS technology and delivers a client-independent, carrier-grade packet transport plane with all the features that carriers find essential in their existing transport networks, such as sub-50ms recovery and extensive Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM).

Metaswitch enables rapid integration of MPLS-TP support through standards-based extensions to its mature and widely-deployed GMPLS control plane software, including pre-integrated OAM support, High Availability Framework, manual and automated provisioning and sophisticated protection and restoration. 

"For over 25 years, we've helped communication equipment manufacturers quickly and cost effectively deploy standards-based control plane technologies," said Clive Partridge, General Manager of Metaswitch's Network Technologies Division. "Industry-wide interoperability is a crucial step in that process, so the successful testing we completed at the EANTC event is a great proof point for the continued deployment of our MPLS-TP solution."

Metaswitch Networks' MPLS-TP solution is being showcased at the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress 2011 in Paris from February 8 through February 11. To learn more about the event and Metaswitch's MPLS-TP solution, stop by the Metaswitch booth (#205) or visit Deploy MPLS-TP Today

Metaswitch's Pat Moore will also be speaking at the event in a session titled "MPLS-TP, Don't Forget the Control Plane," February 9 at Noon.


The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) offers vendor-neutral consultancy and testing services for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers. Primary business areas include interoperability, conformance, and performance testing for Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS, Triple Play and Mobile technologies and applications. For more information contact Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director, at +49.30.3180595-0 or via e-mail at

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