Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

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MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) is an internet technology that works as an operating scheme designed to speed up the flow of traffic on a network by making more efficient use of available network paths. Making good use of existing technology, MPLS has continued to be refined as the world wide web has grown.

The telecom experts at OneStop Communications can help you determine if using MPLS makes sense for your business. Today MPLS is a major player helping keep big business networks run smoothly. MPLS providers can tailor to the specific needs of a business based on priority and service plans.

MPLS is different from other internet protocol connections because it puts voice and data information into packets and assigns them a label or a multi-label for transmission. As the packets of information travel from one station to the next information necessary for processing is dropped off and it receives a new label. This process repeats until all the information has been transmitted.

MPLS Providers for Business

This multi-protocol label switching system improves network speed and is efficient because it prioritizes voice and time-sensitive data over routine data. It gives network operators flexibility to engineer data traffic, controlling where and how traffic is routed on their network to manage capacity, prioritize different services, and prevent congestion and bottlenecks.

The technology of the MPLS system enables different types of traffic such as data, audio, and video to all use the same network. Summing it up, the benefits of using MPLS as a business internet solution includes;

  • Efficiency – Improved network speed and efficiency because traffic can be prioritized, controlled and routed preventing congestion.
  • Scalable – Use & pay only for bandwidth you need
  • Cost Savings – MPLS can combine multiple voice and data networks. You also save because you do not need to purchase any equipment and there is nothing to install or maintain.
  • Security – Sensitive data is secured at levels which meet or exceed HIPPA regulations. In the event of a network failure, the MPLS technology is able to restore data faster.