The MPLS Network: A Future-Proof Engine for Voice-Data Convergence

Addressing network traffic trends with new opportunities for business communications. The convergence of voice and data on a single wire is perhaps the most exciting network development since the invention of the private branch exchange (PBX). Over the past decade, Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, which enables voice and data to be transported together on WANs, has matured to provide a platform for almost unimaginable communications and cloud computing possibilities. Learn how this new standard in smart network traffic engineering will allow you to combine the performance of high-speed lgeacy WANs with the flexibility and cost advantages of an all-IP network.


One Response to The MPLS Network: A Future-Proof Engine for Voice-Data Convergence

  1. KNOWLTONEM September 22, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    MPLS is a one way quality of service that has no guarantee of transporting your data, call or fax from one network to another since every network piece is owned by someone else and will have different rules governing every segment of the internet. This actually slows down the transport cycle in an already best effort network. No quality and/or reliability. When you start to make it reliable and high quality you are just reverse engineering existing TDM technology. Nothing will be better than speed of light service with dedicated bandwidth, (that is TDM) not IP. We are slowly learning that IP is not the wave of the future for converged networks, but…IP is great for surfing the web!

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