cci-mpls

MPLS

MPLS is a highly scalable, protocol agnostic, data-carrying mechanism. In an MPLS network, data packets are assigned labels. Packet-forwarding decisions are made solely on the contents of this 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 protocol. The primary benefit is to eliminate dependence on a particular data link layer technology, such as Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Frame Relay, Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) or Ethernet, and eliminate the need for multiple layer-2 networks to satisfy different types of traffic. MPLS belongs to the family of packet-switched networks. (Wikipedia)

What this means to you:

  • Global availability.
  • Quality of Service routing.
  • Multicasting for improved bandwidth conservation.
  • Seamless Frame Relay / ATM integration.
  • Stringent Service Level Agreements.
  • Multiple access options.
  • Any-to-any connectivity.
  • Streamlines network management, planning, and expansion.
  • CCI Advantage: Comes with a single point of contact for complete carrier management, customized  account planning, effective provisioning, superior support and consolidated billing statements.