International MPLS price quotes are often more competitive than point-to-point private line quotes for the same locations. With international MPLS, a business can network locations both inside and outside of the U.S., but only pays for the service at each location. The company does not pay for the distance (or long haul) between each location. The cost of the service at each location is dependent upon, telecom provider competition, the proximity of the telecom provider’s central office to that location, and also the amount of bandwidth required at each location.
International MPLS price quotes often include the cost of the customer premise equipment as well as the cost for configuring and maintaining the equipment by the telecom carrier. Point-to-point private lines are commonly not managed by the carrier, so the customer is responsible for the purchase, configuration and maintenance of the necessary equipment. This can translate into additional costs for the labor required to properly maintain the customer premise equipment at each location.
MPLS networks can be conducted over T1 (1.5 mbps), bonded T1 (3 mbps to 12 mbps), DS3 (45 mbps), OC3 (155 mbps), OC12 (622 mbps), OC48 (2488 mbps), Fast Ethernet (100 mbps) or Gigabit Ethernet (1000 mbps) circuits. Each location within the MPLS network can utilize a different bandwidth, according to the needs of that location.
MPLS stands for Multiprotocol Label Switching. MPLS networks have any-to-any connectivity, which means that if the bandwidth at one location is interrupted, the other locations can still communicate with each other via the network. MPLS networks can also allow for CoS or Class of Service, a feature that enables traffic prioritization over the network. With Class of Service, MPLS networks have the ability to run several applications such as video conferencing, voice, and critical data transfer efficiently over a single network.
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