MPLS is a scalable, protocol-independent transport.
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a method telecommunication company’s networks direct and carry data from one network node to the next. MPLS allows networks to create “virtual links” between distant nodes. It can encapsulate packets of various network protocols. 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.
- Very Low packet loss compared to VPN over internet
- Global network availability
- Allows traffic to be engineered through the implementation of Quality of Service across the network and class of service on the routers
- Management of traffic priorities
An example of a MPLS Network Setup