MPLS - Voice, Data, and everything else

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Aron Schatz
Posted
February 9, 2004
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Forget about VoIP, MPLS will be replacing all the data and voice lines for all carriers soon. Moving from a direct line to a packet switched network will cut costs... alot. Will the performance stay the same though?

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In an MPLS network, incoming packets are assigned a "label" by a router. Packets are forwarded along a label switch path where each router makes forwarding decisions based solely on the contents of the label. At each hop, the label is stripped off and a new one is added that tells the next router how to forward the packet.

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