The Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)
is the common set of MPLS protocol functions defined to enable the
construction and operation of packet transport networks. The MPLS-TP
supports both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint transport paths.
This document defines the elements and functions of the MPLS-TP
architecture applicable specifically to supporting point-to-
multipoint transport paths.
This document is a product of a joint Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF) / International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication
Standardization Sector (ITU-T) effort to include an MPLS Transport
Profile within the IETF MPLS and PWE3 architectures to support the
capabilities and functionalities of a packet transport network.