MPLS solutions

Telecommunications service providers and large enterprises must continuously explore avenues to accommodate the dramatic growth in network traffic and the number of users. The only cost effective option is to add management capabilities and higher predictability to your IP network, coupled with a migration plan to incorporate future opportunities and technologies.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) equips organizations with a great deal of flexibility to divert and route traffic around link failures, congestion and bottlenecks the ability to divert and route traffic around link failures, congestion and bottlenecks.

  • - higher return on network backbone infrastructure investment
  • - a reduction in operating costs as a number of processes are automated
  • - responsible for directing and carrying data from one network end point to the next
  • - increased reliability with low latency and data packet loss when delivering data
  • - protect your data in motion wherever, however and whenever you want, without changes or disruptions to your MPLS network, your infrastructure, or your operations
  • - very secure solution due to the encapsulation and encryption that takes place when leaving each network end point
  • - improving the forwarding speed of routers
  • - ability to direct traffic paths and support for VPNs
  • - whether you need to protect a single link, or your entire network, we eliminate the complexity of encrypting today's MPLS networks
  • - a multi-protocol solution supporting numerous access services including T1, T3, DS3, OCn and Ethernet for high speed connectivity
  • - MPLS solutions are easier to manage when it comes to establishing, configuring and managing the overall network
  • - support a wide range of applications including VoIP, email, file sharing/transfers, data backup and remote access
  • - logical separation of traffic over a shared virtual network

So, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a standards-approved technology for speeding up network traffic flow and making it easier to manage. MPLS involves setting up a specific path for a given sequence of packets, identified by a label put in each packet, thus saving the time needed for a router to look up the address to the next node to forward the packet to. MPLS is called multiprotocol because it works with the Internet Protocol (IP), Asynchronous Transport Mode (ATM), and frame relay network protocols. MPLS allows most packets to be forwarded at the layer 2 (switching) level rather than at the layer 3 (routing) level. MPLS makes it easy to manage a network for quality of service (QoS).

The MPLS edge device analyzes the contents of the IP header and selects the appropriate label with to encapsulate the packet. All forwarding decisions are based on the destination address carried in the IP packet label. At its destination, the MPLS edge router removes the label to present the data in its original form.