<p><a href="http://www.osa-jon.org/virtual_issue.cfm?vid=14">Feature Issue on Convergence</a></p>We describe a solution based on resilient packet rings (RPR) for the distribution of broadcast video and video-on-demand (VoD) content over a packet-aware transport network. The proposed solution is based on our experience in the design and deployment of nationwide Triple Play networks and relies on technologies such as RPR, multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), and virtual private LAN service (VPLS) to provide the most efficient solution in terms of utilization, scalability, and availability.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2006
Published: April 20, 2006
Convergence (2006) Journal of Optical Networking
Luis Aguirre-Torres, Gady Rosenfeld, Leon Bruckman, and Mannix O'Connor, "Packet-aware transport for video distribution [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 5, 349-366 (2006)