Introduction to MSTP_Prelude_Overview and History

1.Editor's Note

I'm from the Huawei MSTP R&D team. In the coming days, I will guide you through the exploration of MSTP products. First, let's see what MSTP is and how MSTP products are developed.

2.What Is MSTP?

Huawei MSTP stands on the "SDH" giant shoulder and saw the development of transport technologies (PDH > SDH > Ethernet > Packet). Better meeting customer demands, it has become globally popular and ranked No. 1 since its launch.

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MSTP is a SDH-based, multi-service transport platform. It is the best multi-service transport solution, providing the SDH protection and recovery capability and OAM capability and supporting multiple services such as PDH, SDH, Ethernet, and ATM.

The Hybrid MSTP system uses a unified switching architecture. It not only has traditional MSTP transport capability, but also has MPLS- or MPLS-TP-based full packet transport capability, which are fully compatible with existing MSTP networks. Hybrid MSTP supports highly-effective O&M of packet transport networks and can meet packet transport requirements with best performance and cost effectiveness.

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3.How Are MSTP Products Developed?

Technical Poster_Introduction to MSTP_Prelude_Overview and History_V1.0-3.jpgBefore 2000: Early products, mainly SBS series (not real MSTP products), receive, process, and transmit TDM services for prevailing voice communication.

2000: In a sign that Internet became popular and Ethernet service demands rose, Huawei launched Metro series.

2003: Deployed end-to-end ASON networks.

2004: Incorporated ATM/IMA units, substitutes of ATM switches, to bear 3G R4/ATM leased lines.

2005: Delivered the large-capacity EoS solution.

2006: Incorporated microwave units to transport services.

2008: The 1588 v2 solution substituted the GPS clock solution.

2009: Exclusively enabled existing MSTP systems to smoothly upgrade to packet transport systems.

2010: Launched the access-layer case-shaped and core-layer packet equipment as last members in the Hybrid MSTP family.

2012: Launched the MPLS-TP-based TP-Assist solution to massively provision packet services.

2013: Launched 40G smart line boards and PCM features to extend its reach for the enterprise market.


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