Thursday, November 09, 2006

Understanding MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

In laymen’s terms..... what is MPLS? How does it work? What are the advantages?

MPLS provides a fully meshed private IP network that can replace legacy networks, such as Frame Relay / ATM, and are specifically engineered for next generation IP applications including VoIP and video. MPLS is native IP, it might go over a frame/ATM local loop for last mile connectivity, but the core network will ride over POS links or better.

MPLS can reduce total telecom costs by as much as 70% by combining voice-data-video on one network, elminate ALL intra office long distance costs, secure your data using VPN, has built in disaster recovery with it's fully meshed network.

Basically it's the future of WANs as everything migrates to a more robust, scalable, less costly IP based solution.

If you have any specific questions....and need rate quotes comparing available MPLS providers in your area....you should use this free service: MPLS Network

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