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—The continuously increasing complexity of communication networks and the increasing diversity and unpredictabil-ity of traffic demand has led to a consensus view that the automation of the management process is inevitable. Currently, network and service management techniques are mostly manual, requiring human intervention, and leading to slow response(More)
— Traditional telecommunications service providers are undergoing a transition to a shared infrastructure in which multiple services will be delivered by peer and server computers interconnected by IP networks. IP transport networks that can transfer packets according to differentiated levels of QoS, availability and price are a key element to generating(More)
— This paper reports on a promising approach for solving problems found when Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), soon to be a dominant protocol, is used in core network systems. Difficulty is found largely in LSP routing and traffic engineering approaches. While there are a number of online and offline proposals to establish the LSPs but no one is a(More)