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What is MPLS?

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a routing protocol used in high performance networks.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a routing protocol used in high performance networks. Each packet of data is assigned a virtual label whih is used to move packets around the MPLS network.

MPLS allows customers to deploy a private managed data network linking multiple sites using a wide range of circuits such as Ethernet, EFM, SDSL, ADSL and leased lines.

As these cicuits connect into a central network rather than to a site, the network is more flexible than leased lines or VPN. Businesses can add new connections (circuits) at a new site without the need for VPN's.

Key benefits

  • Managed or unmanaged solutions.
  • A range of access options can be used.
  • Clean access to the Internet.
  • Ability to seperate voice, data and Internet traffic for Quality of Service (QoS).
  • Flexibility to manage changes.
  • Facilitate remote and home workers using their existing Internet connections.
  • Ideal for hosted IP and SIP trunks.
  • Service Level Agreements.
  • In-built disaster recovery.