Jeevan Kharel; Deepak Adhikari , pp. 44. COM/School of Computing, 2011.
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a new paradigm in routing architectures which has changed the way Internet Protocol (IP) packet is transferred in a Network. MPLS ensures the reliability of the communication minimizing the delays and enhancing the speed of packet transfer. One important feature of MPLS is its capability of providing Traffic Engineering (TE) which plays a vital role for minimizing the congestion by efficient load, balancing and management of the network resources. The performance evaluation is done considering the network parameters latency, jitter, packet end to end delay, and packet delay variation. Integration of QoS with the MPLS-TE network may enhance the performance of the network. Various scheduling algorithms can be used for implementing QoS on a network, which may vary the performance of the network. In our study, QoS is implemented on top of the MPLS-TE network using Differentiated Service (DiffServ) architecture. Different basic scheduling algorithms are used for the implementation of QoS and to check their impact on the network and to identify the suitable one among them. Performance evaluation is done considering the network parameters latency, jitter, packet end-to-end delay, and Packet Delay Variation. The simulation was done using OPNET modeler 16.0 and the results were analyzed. The simulation result shows that using TE along with QoS in MPLS network decreases the latency, jitter, packet delay variation and end to end packet delay compared to using TE alone for voice traffic.