Dates: 1 October – 5 October 2018
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Venue: TRC of Sri Lanka


  • This technical workshop is made up of lectures and hands-on lab exercises to teach both basic and advance concepts of MPLS, MPLS VPN (both L3 & L2), Traffic Engineering Techniques, MPLS network design principles, LDP, and BGP as a signalling protocol etc.
  • The course includes considerable practical work based on IPv4 as well as IPv6 and router configuration commands.

Target Audience

  • Mid or high-level technical staff of an ISP or enterprise that are involved in day-to-day network operation functions.


  • It is assumed that participants have a clear understanding of network operations, Internet technologies, the OSI reference model, TCP/IP, and OSPF/IS-IS. They must be fluent in BGP, and/or encouraged to complete one of the APNIC/APRICOT/SANOG/bdNOG BGP Workshops, and have BGP routing protocol and router operating software (i.e Cisco IOS etc) skills.
  • Participants are required to bring laptops with working wireless.

Workshop topics

  • Introduction to MPLS
  • MPLS Label Distribution Protocol
  • MPLS LDP configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN concept
  • MPLS L3 VPN configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS Layer 2 VPN concept
  • MPLS L2 VPN configuration (Lab exercise)
  • MPLS traffic engineering
  • MPLS traffic engineering (Lab exercise)

Workshop Items

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