Used to replace older private line connections, MPLS connectivity is not based on mileage, and has become a standard for connecting locations together. Whether around the corner or around the world, MPLS service can provide secure and affordable connectivity.
MPLS is a commonly used data service where high performance telecommunication networks direct data from one network node to the next based on short path labels rather than long network addresses.
In an MPLS network, data routing decisions are made solely on the contents of the label without the need to examine the packet itself. This allows one to create end-to-end circuits across any type of transport medium using any type of protocol. Using MPLS, link layer technology like ATM, frame-relay, and sonnet can be eliminated — increasing efficiencies and reducing costs.