Overview: A product of the April 2003 merger of the MPLS Forum and the Frame Relay Forum, the MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) and Frame Relay Alliance was an association of networking and telecommunication companies focused on advancing the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service label switching networks and associated applications. The Forum's members included companies that were creating MPLS and FR products and deploying MPLS and FR networks and services. The Alliance sought to encourage: input to the development of standards throughout the various industry standards groups; the creation of Implementation Agreements, based upon appropriate standards, on how to build and deliver MPLS and FR networks and services; the definition of Interoperability test suites and coordination of Interoperability events to demonstrate the readiness of MPLS for network deployments; the creation and delivery of educational programs to educate the industry about MPLS and FR technologies, services, and solutions; and building the awareness of MPLS as a technology ready for wide-scale deployment within service provider networks to deliver profitable services to the end-user community. *The MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance became the Broadband Forum, http://www.broadband-forum.org/.
Specifications: Not available
IPR Policy: Not available
Current Status: Inactive
Last Updated: February 26, 2014