11/7/2003 - NTT and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), announced the world's first public demonstration of emerging M-MPLS (Multicast Multiprotocol Label Switching) technology. M-MPLS is a broadband transport mechanism that enables new network services requiring broadcast and quality of service features that are not possible with current multicasting technology. The two companies are developing a number of new service applications, the first of which are video distribution over Digital Subscriber Line and Fiber to the Home (FTTH), which will deliver rich media services to consumers.
NTT Network Service Systems Laboratory - a research arm of the NTT Group - and Motorola Computer Group, a leading supplier of industry standards-based embedded systems and value-added services, have collaborated to define the M-MPLS specification and move it into the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) standardization process, where it continues to gain support. At MPLS 2003 International Conference in Washington, D.C., this week, NTT and Motorola will demonstrate a network of PC routers implementing the draft specification and a simulation of the control plane to show its scalability. Motorola intends to offer functionality such as M-MPLS in a new range of application-enabling platforms based on the AdvancedTCATM specification, highlighting its continued drive to make embedded computing easier for network equipment providers. Motorola will also offer this draft specification M-MPLS software through its NetPlane software product line.
"This innovative new technology will enable both the simultaneous distribution of large volumes of data, such as streaming video, and real-time interactive multimedia communication for millions of users," said Seisho Yasukawa, senior research engineer, NTT Network Service Systems Laboratory. "M-MPLS is a practical application of extending emerging MPLS technology, which will be important in next-generation packet-based networks. It could very well become the base technology for a range of exciting new services across a number of different networks."
"Carriers see M-MPLS as a way to not only reduce costs, but also offer new services that enable additional flexibility for customers, and perhaps more importantly, additional revenue opportunities for themselves," said John Fryer, director of product marketing, Motorola Computer Group. "Motorola is in the exceptional position of being able to drive the rest of the embedded computing industry to develop and support standards and technologies that meet our customers' needs and we are optimizing our designs to give customers better and more cost effective solutions."
About NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories
NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories are promoting both the construction of networks that will make it possible to communicate at anytime with anyone anywhere in the same environment, and research and development on networks able to support the diverse information sharing services that will arise with the development of Internet service. Specifically, they are conducting research and development on Internet Protocol and optical technology, which will be the core of next-generation networks; Mobile IP technology, which will make nomadic services possible; advanced-function peer-to-peer technology that uses semantic information; and operations technology that will support future e-business.
The principal businesses of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and its affiliates (NTT Group) cover regional communication services, long-distance and international communications services, mobile communications services, and data communications services.
About Motorola Computer Group
Motorola Computer Group makes it easier for original equipment manufacturers to create better products faster and more cost-effectively. It is a trusted supplier of industry standard-based embedded systems and value-added services that deliver rich computing and communications experiences.
Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). More information can be found at www.motorola.com/computer.
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