MPLS – Multi Protocol Label Switching is a standardised protocol and comprehensive networking technology that blends the best of IP routing and switching. Combine any-to-any connectivity with high performance, security, flexibility and scalability. Strategically integrate offices, data centers and clouds in over 250 countries into a single, seamless global solution. What makes all this possible?

MPLS Networks

MPLS is short for Multiprotocol Label Switching. MPLS is a mechanism in high-performance telecommunications networks that directs data from one network node to the next based on short path labels rather than long network addresses, avoiding complex lookups in a routing table. The labels identify virtual links (paths) between distant nodes rather than endpoints. MPLS can encapsulate packets of various network protocols. MPLS supports a range of access technologies, including T1/E1, ATM, Frame Relay, and DSL. MPLS integrates Layer 2 information about network links (e.g. bandwidth, latency, utilization) into Layer 3 (IP) within a particular autonomous system, or ISP, in order to simplify and improve IP packet exchange.

When packets enter a MPLS-based network, Label Edge Routers (LERs) give them a label (identifier). These labels not only contain information based on the routing table entry (i.e. destination, bandwidth, delay, and other metrics), but also refer to the IP header field (source IP address), Layer 4 socket number information, and differentiated service. Once this classification is complete and mapped, different packets are assigned to corresponding Labeled Switch Paths (LSPs), where Label Switch Routers (LSRs) place outgoing labels on the packets. With these LSPs, network operators can divert and route traffic based on data-stream type and Internet-access customer.

MPLS advantages

MPLS gives network operators a great deal of flexibility to divert and route traffic around link failures, congestion, and bottlenecks. From a quality of service (QoS) standpoint, ISPs will better be able to manage different kinds of data streams based on priority and service plan. For instance, those who subscribe to a premium service plan, or those who receive a lot of streaming media or high-bandwidth content can see minimal latency and packet loss.

Easily integrate multiple services in your MPLS solution including central and/or decentral IP, private and public Cloud, Low Latency services, etc. Combine this with Custom260 and CustomTrust for a fully integrated and proactively managed service. Combine any-to-any connectivity with high performance, security, flexibility and scalability. Strategically integrate offices, data centres and clouds in over 250 countries into a single, seamless global solution.

Key benefits

Any-to-any connectivity lets you establish a network that interconnects every location globally.
Easily integrate multiple services including central and/or decentral IP, private and public Cloud, Low Latency.
Combine with Custom260 and CustomTrust for a fully integrated and proactively managed service.
Pick the best setup for every location  by selecting a broad range of access methods.
Delivery in 250+ countries.

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