08.45   Welcome and Registration
    Overview of MPLS VPN Security
    Presenter: MFA FORUM Ambassadors

Michael Behringer, Distinguished Engineer, CISCO
Monique Morrow, Distinguished Consulting Engineer, CISCO

  This session focuses on how the MPLS VPN (RFC 2547bis) architecture can be securely implemented and several risk scenarios with recommendations to help mitigate these risks. An explanation of how to effectively secure an MPLS VPN network against threats from the Internet and other VPNs is provided through a discussion of best-practice guidelines for securing the network at both Layers 2 and Layer 3.
09.30   Section 1: Security Analysis of the MPLS VPN Architecture

Section 2: Secure MPLS VPN Design
- General Best Practices for Securing an MPLS VPN Core
- Internet Access
- Intranet & Extranet
- Inter-AS and Carrier's Carrier
- Layer 2 VPN Security
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00   Section 3: IPsec and MPLS

Section 4: Ongoing Standardization Work
12.30 Lunch
    Multicast in MPLS/VPLS Networks
    Presenters: MFA FORUM Ambassadors

Matthew Bocci, MFA Forum Interworking WG Chair, Director Technology Standards, ALCATEL-LUCENT
Dr Yakov Rekhter, Juniper Fellow, JUNIPER NETWORKS

    This session focuses on the emerging industry standards/agreements supporting multicast in IP/MPLS VPN and VPLS networks. Key options, benefits and tradeoffs are explored for solutions supporting several prevalent service provider and enterprise applications. Key existing and emerging industry standards/agreements are referenced.
14.00   Section 1: Introduction to Multicast

Section 2: Multicast with IP/MPLS VPNs
- Overview of operation
- Options for optimization, how they work, their benefits and tradeoffs
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00   Section 3: Multicast in VPLS networks

- Overview of multicast with VPLS and H-VPLS
- Options for optimization, how they work, role of QoS, benefits and tradeoffs

Section 4:
Key service provider and enterprise application solutions and benefits
    Prerequisite: Working knowledge of unicast with MPLS, MPLS VPNs and VPLS.
17.00 End of the Tutorial
08.45   Welcome and Registration
    Presenter: METRO ETHERNET FORUM Ambassador
09.30   Introducing the Metro Ethernet Forum:
- Technical work of the MEF
- Introduction to MEF specifications
- Future work and MEF spec in preparation
- Complementary standard activities

Presenter: Kevin Daines, WORLD WIDE PACKETS

The MEF and Carrier Ethernet:
- Explaining the expansion to Carrier Ethernet
- Worldwide services traversing national and global networks
- Access networks
- Scalability and rapid deployment
- Certification programme adoption

Presenter: John Hawkins, NORTEL
10.30   Coffee Break
11.00   Carrier Ethernet attributes:
- Standardized services
- Scalability
- Service management
- Reliability
- Quality of service

Presenter: Johannes Weingart, ADVA OPTICAL

How the MEF specifications enable Carrier Ethernet

Presenter: Holger Schwab, TURIN NETWORKS
12.30 Lunch
    Carrier Ethernet Solutions and Business Model
14.00   The Merits of Metro/Carrier Ethernet Transport Technologies

By Kevin Daines, Chief Technology Officer, WORLD WIDE PACKETS

- A Comparison of current and emerging standards associated with extending Ethernet-based L2 access networks
- Description of current encapsulation techniques
- Contrasting various aspects of the relative advantages and disadvantages of Provider Bridging, Provider Backbone Bridging, Provider Backbone Transport and MPLS VPLS technologies.
14.30   Carrier Ethernet for Transport

By Umesh Kukreja, Director of Marketing, ATRICA INC.

- Discussing the benefits of utilizing Carrier Ethernet for transport
- Exploring how it can facilitate the convergence of costly existing infrastructure and associated services
- Discussing applications for MPLS as a Layer 2+ control plane for delivering carrier-class features for Metro Area Networks.
15.00   Laying the Groundwork for a Rich Ethernet-based Last-Mile Service Portfolio

By Matthew Squire, Chief Technology Officer, HATTERAS NETWORKS

- The role of standards in ensuring QoS
- The impact of OAM in service quality and service assurance
- Ethernet versus bonded ATM – key advantages to a data-oriented approach
- Emerging standards and the impact on service delivery
- Technology options – tradeoffs and benefits to Ethernet service options
- MPLS – how will it impact and improve Ethernet services
15.30   Hybrid Carrier Ethernet Metropolitan Network

By Laurent Levy , SIEMENS

Considering the Hybrid Carrier Ethernet metropolitan network trends
Showing the Hybrid Carrier Ethernet cost advantage from a real customer network
Sharing vision of the Hybrid Carrier Ethernet metropolitan network of the future
16.00 Coffee Break
  16.30 Carrier Ethernet in Portugal Telecom’s Network

In this presentation, PT shares its experience in designing, rolling out and operating its Carrier Ethernet network. This network is live and operational today and it supports DSLAM aggregation, Business and Triple Play services.

  17.00 Carrier Grade Ethernet: the Belgacom’s Approach

Presenting Belgacom’s view on the strategic role of Carrier Grade Ethernet on the road to convergence. This view is illustrated by the actual network rollout in support of Business Ethernet services as well as for the aggregation of Triple Play services.

Els Haentjens, Marketing, Product Management Data, BELGACOM
  17.30 Uecomm: a Carrier's View of the Evolution from Carrier
Ethernet to VPLS

Uecomm has recently completed a technology review, evaluating the scalability and robustness of its Carrier Ethernet network. VPLS has been selected as the new technology platform, integrating with the existing Metro Ethernet network to deliver end-to-end Ethernet services.

Rotem Salomonovitch, Manager, Network Architecture, UECOMM LTD
18.00 End of the Workshop
08.15 Welcome and Registration
    chairman Sunil Khandekar
Vice President of Product Management, Service Router Product Group, IP Division
MPLS/Ethernet: Where and How Much?

A critical examination of the decomposed MPLS and Ethernet toolkits. Applicability of each technology piece and distinct opportunities to mix and match them to produce a superior network.

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi
, Director Networking Technologies, NORTEL

By Dr. Yakov Rekhter
Juniper Fellow
10.10   MPLS as a Multi-Provider Technology

Considering the tradeoffs between deploying a service using only a single provider's network versus a multi-provider approach.

Bruce Davie, Cisco Fellow, CISCO
10.40   Simplified Provisioning for MPLS in Metro and Entreprise Networks

Describing several techniques that can be applied to simplify MPLS provisioning. The goal here is to bring these together in a coherent approach to reduce OpEx and advance the applicability of MPLS. The primary target is metro and enterprise MPLS.

Kireeti Kompella, JUNIPER NETWORKS
11.10 Coffee Break
11.40   MFA Activities and T-MPLS Works

Describing current activities in the MFA Forum and presenting the technical aspects of T-MPLS (how it differs MPLS at layer 2.5) and the reaction to T-MPLS in the IETF and the MFA Forum.

Andrew Malis, President of the MFA FORUM, TELLABS
12.10   Carrier Ethernet: State of the Union Update

Providing up-to-date status of the Carrier Ethernet standards, certifications, applications and other developments in Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

Nan Chen, President of the METRO ETHERNET FORUM
VP Product Management, STRIX SYSTEMS
12.40 Lunch

Transport MPLS Rationale and Features

Showing few examples of MPLS inadequacies to serve transport and outlining the amendments needed.  Summarizing the principles along Data Plane and Control Plane line, with specific reference to:
- Forwarding
- Protection & Restoration
- GMPLS as Control Plane of choice

Alberto Lometti,
Senior Director Architecture & Technology, ALCATEL - LUCENT

14.30   Provider VLAN Transport for Access to MPLS Based VPN

Considering Provider VLAN Transport technology which provides simple and efficient access solution to support MPLS-based VPN services, and delivers the ability to engineer and provision deterministic, protected and secured trunks and services within Ethernet networks.

15.00   GMPLS and Ethernet: Control Plane vs Data and their Interdependencies

Standards issues, who is doing what and why. A researcher approach to this type of technical opportunity/problems.
The actual implementation situation and testing experiences.
The bigger picture, multi-layer traffic engineering and network control.

Loa Andersson, MPLS IETF WG Chairman
15.30   MPLS-Based Services Over PBT, from VPN to Pseudowires

Discussing the use of Ethertype multiplexing to combine PBT connectivity, channel associated signaling, and various MPLS and other adaptations to deliver services directly on Ethernet infrastructure.

David Allan, Sr. Advisor, CTO Office, NORTEL
16.00 Coffee Break


  16.30 Telecom Italia: 5 Years Experience in MPLS-TE Fast Reroute Deployment

In five years of deployment and operation of a MPLS-TE infrastructure by Telecom Italia engineering team, all the aforementioned topics have been studied in order to find a satisfying solution for each of them. Explaining the main choices, clarifying pros and cons of alternative solutions and giving evidence of operational impacts.

Paolo Salamandra, Telecom Italia
  17.00 BT: The Role of MPLS

Providing a technical case study on BT’s next generation network (21CN), one of the world’s largest and most advanced MPLS/IP/Ethernet networks.

Tim Hubbard, Principle Consultant 21CN Solutions, BT
  MPLS and Carrier Ethernet: Where and How?

A fruitful confrontation between Carrier Ethernet and MPLS vendors,
mediated by service providers.

Vishal Sharma, METANOIA INC.
  MPLS representants
Dr. Yakov Rekhter, Distinguished Engineer, JUNIPER NETWORKS
Bruce Davie, Cisco Fellow, CISCO
Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Director Networking Technologies, NORTEL
Kireeti Kompella, JUNIPER NETWORKS
Sunil Khandekar, Director of Product Management, IP Division, ALCATEL - LUCENT
  Carrier Ethernet representants
Nan Chen, President of the METRO ETHERNET FORUM
Umesh Kukreja, Director of Marketing, ATRICA INC.
Kevin Daines, Chief Technology Officer, WORLD WIDE PACKETS
  Service providers representants
Tim Hubbard, Principle Consultant 21CN Solutions, BT
Els Haentjens, Marketing - Product Management Data, BELGACOM
Rotem Salomonovitch, Manager, Network Architecture, UECOMM LTD
Luyuan Fang, AT&T
18.45 End of Day One
19.00   Welcome reception
08.00   Welcome and Coffee
    chairman Thomas Nadeau
Technical Leader
08.30   Scaling Reliable Layer 2 VPNs: Routing and Protection for Pseudo Wire Switching

Discussing new methods for automatically routing multi-segment pseudo wires. Showing how end-to-end protection can be provided at the pseudo wire layer to achieve network availability requirements, and how this impacts the automatic routing mechanisms.

Matthew Bocci, ALCATEL - LUCENT
09.00   Advanced Topics in Next Generation Multicast 2547 VPNs

Detailing the BGP PE-PE control plane and MPLS data plane for NGEN MVPNs. In particular, describing inter-AS NGEN MVPN solution and a new model for supporting PIM-SM in ASM mode customers. The IETF progress is also covered.

09.30   VPLS and PBB: Hand-in-Hand or In Each Other’s Face?

Contrasting VPLS and PBB, highlighting the similarities and differences between the two approaches. Applying the knowledge of Ethernet, PBB and VPLS deployments to analyze different use cases and discussing the solution applicability from an ELAN perspective.

Jeffrey Sugimoto, Senior Network Engineer, NORTEL
10.00   Layer-3 aware VPLS

A value-added VPLS solution which can recognize the Layer-3 traffic (mainly IP) in a VPLS network can bring the same benefits available for such traffic using other layer-3 technology based solutions. These services include those typically provided by a routing or service device i.e., ACLs, packet filters, policies to manage QoS, Firewall service, Intrusion Prevention, Network Address Translation (NAT), etc.

10.30 Coffee Break
11.00   Opening the Way towards Prefix Aggregation in BGP/MPLS L3 VPNs

Discussing the evolution of the MPLS/BGP routing tables of a large SP network. Evaluating different prefix aggregation techniques that can be used to limit the growth of the L3 VPN BGP routing tables in the SP network and provide increased stability.

Authors: Olivier Bonaventure, UCL, Sébastien Tandel, UCL, Marc Capelle, FRANCE TELECOM R&D, Florent Bersani, FRANCE TELECOM R&D
11.30   The New Dawn in L2 and L3 VPNs for an On-Demand World

Covering the enterprises changing requirements and the move by service providers to go beyond best-effort Internet era VPNs to VPLS and premium IP VPNs to deliver faster, more flexible and extremely reliable services:
- Deploying, interworking and operating L2 and L# MPLS VPNs
- Carrier/Metro Ethernet Solutions/Services and Transparent Ethernet Access

Sunil Khandekar,
Vice President of Product Management, Service Router Product Group, IP Division
12.00   SLAs for MPLS VPNs

Covering implementation challenges of a new breed of MPLS SLAs: Application-centric SLAs. 

Frank Lyonnet, Director Product Management, IPANEMA
12.30 Lunch
14.00   Is your MPLS Network ready for IPTV?

Discussing several of the mechanisms being proposed including Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) extensions, Multicast VPNs (mVPNs) and multicast VPLS. Describing the test methodologies involved in validating the interoperability, scalability and performance of devices and networks implementing these approaches.

Andrew Wilson, AGILENT
14.30   A Hybrid Aggregation Architecture Using both MPLS and IP Transport

Describing a hybrid architecture for Aggregation Network in Triple Play environments. This architecture uses service separation to optimize QoS and forwarding based on service types. Detailing how such service separation allows different forwarding technologies (eg EoMPLS vs IP) to be used for different service types (eg Internet Backhaul vs Managed Application Services
such as video).

Francois Le Faucheur, CISCO
15.00   Point to Multipoint OAM

P2MP-TE is targeted at very critical and highly visible applications as Broadcast Video feeds and real-time financial data. Solid, scalable OAM is required to ensure these services. Discussing the technical issues and scalability challenges of P2MP OAM.

George Swallow, Distinguished Engineer, CISCO
15.30 Coffee Break

Quantitative Estimations on Performance in MPLS Network Operations

Providing a detailed analysis on where and when OAM mechanisms can be valuable in daily MPLS network operations based on quantitative estimations on performance. Showing several cases of MPLS OAM (mis-)use that induce network maintenance complexity and thus result in impacting overall robustness and scalability.

Dimitri Papadimitriou, ALCATEL - LUCENT

16.30   Gaining Visibility into MPLS BGP Networks to Assure Performance within Layer 3 VPNs

Describing a breakthrough method to monitor and report on key performance metrics by customer, i.e. by VRF. This is particularly valuable for assuring that the most important customers' application flows are performing as required while traversing an MPLS core. Including a case-study of a service provider.

Bruce Kelley, VP, Chief Technology Officer, NETSCOUT SYSTEMS INC.
17.00   Transporting IPv6 Traffic across MPLS Networks

Comparing schemes that allow IPv6 traffic to be carried across an IPv4-based MPLS core, these schemes being especially attractive as they avoid having to upgrade the core to IPv6. Focusing especially on the Layer 3 VPN-based model.

  17.30 AT&T: IPv6 and MPLS Deployment and Challenges

Addressing design and deployment considerations in building dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 networks over existing IPv4 MPLS backbones. Discussing the areas of MPLS VPN, QoS, Inter-provider, performance, scalability, reliability,manageability, and operation impact. Particular emphasis is given to IPv6 specific security challenges.

Luyuan Fang, AT&T
18.00 End of Day Two
08.30   Welcome and Coffee
Vishal Sharma

09.00   Adapting MPLS FRR to Create Resilient Rings

Discussing how MPLS FRR can be adapted for ring topologies (especially for Ethernet aggregation rings), as well as the pros and cons of such approach.

Ahmed Abdelhalim, Director - High-End & Service Provider Systems, FOUNDRY NETWORKS
09.30   A Methodology for Automated Device Configuration Audit

Describing a methodology for automated configuration audit using simulation and modeling solutions. Configurations are collected and imported to create an accurate model of the production environment. The reported errors are then corrected and the rules are run until the changes are validated. The changes can then be exported to the network via configlets.

Pradeep Singh, OPNET Technologies
  10.00 Verizon: a Case Study in Building a Highly Adaptable, Resilient, and Scalable IP/MPLS Backbone Network

Rationale for MPLS TE FRR deployment traffic restoration comparison between FRR enabled and non-FRR enabled network
Design Considerations and Challenges in Deploying MPLS TE FRR
MPLS Tunnel Design for network Scalability the creative use of outer label and inner label to minimize the LSP mesh complexity
MPLS-TE design using Admin Groups and the rational behind the design principles
Network failure simulation and tunnel sizing based on actual tunnel traffic

Speakers: Ning So, Lead Engineer, VERIZON BUSINESS
Hao-Hsin Huang, Senior System Engineer, WANDL INC.
10.30   Coffee Break
  11.00 Resilient P2MP MPLS-TE Design for DSL TV Broadcasting

Discussing several building blocks required to provide a fully resilient P2MP MPLS-TE design for DSL TV broadcasting. This includes Dynamic P2MP Path Computation, P2MP Fast Reroute, and mechanisms to ensure Root LSR and Leaf LSR Redundancy.

Jean-Louis Le Roux, FRANCE TELECOM
  11.30 Multi Layer Backbone Network with Interface Virtualization Techniques for Advanced Resiliency and Stability

Proposing a Multi Layer Service Network (MLSN) architecture with novel
hierarchical interface mechanism. Describing the multi-layer coordination recovery scheme by using Multi-layer TE server in detail and evaluating them from the viewpoint of fast recovery, LSP resource utilization, etc.

12.00   The Role of MPLS technology in the Evolution of Mobile Backhaul Networks

Reviewing the role of MPLS pseudowires in wireline metro and access networks, and will identifying similarities and differences compared to mobile backhaul networks, taking into account evolutionary trends such as next-generation Ethernet-attached base stations and mobile switching center equipment.

Douglas Hunt, Director, CTO, Multimedia Network Solutions, ALCATEL - LUCENT
12.30 Lunch
14.00   Wireless over Pseudowires

Multiple carriers have deployed backhaul networks for 2G and 3G mobile traffic using pseudowire emulation over IP/MPLS:
Deployment models in urban, suburban and rural areas
Network synchronisation for TDM over MPLS
Routing and signalling architectures
Protection and restoration mechanisms

Giles Heron, Director, Data Networks Consulting, TELLABS
14.30   Multicast MPLS

Presenting a detailed review of multicast forwarding in MPLS networks. Describing the motivations for creating new approaches to traffic distribution in MPLS networks, including point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint LSPs. Discussing the extensions to MPLS OAM mechanisms.

Azhar Sayeed, Director, CISCO
  15.00 Congruent Multicast and Unicast Routing Policies in 2547 VPN

Current deployments as well as new proposals for Multicast in 2547 VPN are not aware of the underlying unicast routing policies in MVPN. The existing solutions and new proposals do not take into account that different VPN sites might have different routing policies. Discussing a solution to this problem.

Maria Napierala, AT&T LABS
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00   Challenges Enabling New Services on MPLS based Networks

Exploring implementation challenges and key issues not only from a service provider viewpoint, but also from the stance of the manufacturer and the end user. Describing strategies to test and ensure these services before deployment.

Mike Haugh, Product Marketing Manager, SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS
16.30   MPLS Deployment in Enterprise

Presenting different MPLS VPN deployment models in enterprise: Using MPLS transport services from provider, extending MPLS transport from provider into enterprise and running end-to-end MPLS transport in enterprise network. Discussing pros and cons of different deployment models and different migration strategies.

Ali Iloglu,
Team Leader, CITIGROUP Global Network Engineering
17.00   End of the conference
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