The Multi-protocol Label Switching
Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) is a workable network service which outperforms current systems like Frame Relay and ATM.
- MPLS is appealing to companies due to its faster speeds, scalability, quality-of-service (QoS) management, and traffic engineering.
- MPLS is the “new kid on the block” so to speak. It satisfies the bandwidth and service requirements for present and future Internet protocol (IP)-based backbone networks.
- MPLS can also be compatible with existing asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and power relay networks.
When Contemplating an MPLS service for your business, ask yourself the following questions to determine if MPLS is Perfect for your business community:
MPLS is effectively targeted for current day network backbone conditions by providing a standards-based solution that accomplishes the following:
Improved network performance for packet-forwarding
Supports QoS and CoS for service differentiation
Supports network scalability
Incorporates seamlessly with IP and ATM systems
Compatible with existing network providers
To sum up, MPLS provides a much more manageable and cost-effective network option. Not only is the system easier, but also more responsive, flexible and scalable by providing several services.