Project Management Techniques Essay
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The increase in traffic on the IP/MPLS Backbone across the network in all the switch sites, and the recurring packet loss on the IP/MPLS congested links, have resulted in revenue loss on the GSM network these necessitated the need to upgrade the capacities of the present 1G links to a 10G link, on all the P - PE and PE to CE links.
The architecture of the MTN Nigeria 10G Capacity Upgrade comprises of the following:
• P Nodes are situated at the following switch sites (Ojota, Ikoyi, Abuja and Asaba)
• PE-Nodes are situated at all the 12 switch sites.
• The Customer edge nodes are situated at the 12 switch sites.
The P nodes form the core of the IP/MPLS backbone and are responsible for layer2 MPLS label forwarding at very high speed across the backbone.
The PE and P nodes interfaces are responsible for Layer-3 look-ups and swaps between layer 2 labels and layer 3 packets and it also terminates connections for the customer edge switches. This role will be fulfilled by the Cisco 12410 and 12406 routers
The customer edge CE nodes interface with