Telecommunications networks are complex entities. They bring together a vast number of components in order to ensure that data transmission takes place smoothly. Some of the ways in which a telecom networks are deployed include:
Probably one of the biggest components of all these network is the speed with which the telecom network can route data from source to destination. There are many protocols and technologies when it comes to data switching and one such technology is MPLS Cloud or multiprotocol label switching. What is MPLS Cloud all about? Conventionally, data is switched along a particular path in a network using something known as long network addresses which also means following a series of complicated look ups that lie along routing table. With the MPLS technology, the long network addresses are substituted by short path labels. These labels direct data in a much more effective and quicker manner. Each data packet is assigned a particular label and it is forwarded along the network depending on this label itself. The network thus does away with the need to go through the data packet by itself. This saves a lot of time and data consumption. When it comes to packet switched networks, MPLS can easily take care of different types of traffic.
Considering the fact that MPLS Cloud is essentially a technique, it is capable of looking after the various services such as Metro Ethernet, virtual private networks, IP VPNs and so on. Optical services can also be supported by MPLS. This is simply because, again, MPLS assigns something known as FEC or forwarding equivalence class to each data packet. The network consists of multiple routers and each router knows immediately what it should do with the data packet because it can read the FEC.
An MPLS Cloud is also capable of handling different types of traffic in a consistent manner. This is because this technique identifies real-time traffic and sorts them out into video or audio, for instance. Some of this traffic is routed through low latency network paths. And other traffic is directed through other paths. This is something that is a very unique feature of MPLS.
Traditionally, there are 7 layers in the network hierarchy. According to the OSI, these 7 layers are, from layer 1 to layer 7:
Interestingly, experts put the MPLS Cloud as somewhere between Layer 3 and Layer 2 that is network and data link respectively. Many a time, MPLS is referred to as a Layer 2.5 protocol. Perhaps this is also yet another measure of the effectiveness of the MPLS Cloud. Since it is isolated or separated from the various forwarding mechanisms used by the data link layer, MPLS can be used to create more effective forwarding tables or routes. Thus, the technical aspects of MPLS make it a rather efficient and effective model when it comes to data transmission.
All new technologies hit the market with a boom, leading to widespread discussion, opposition, excitement, and in some cases, disappointment. We cut through the noise of SD-WAN, helping you ask the right questions and have the right expectations of what it can do for your business.
Cloud technology has revolutionized business practices with a flexible and scalable service that adapts to your business needs. This is because cloud computing is a vast concept that interlinks many technologies. Take a look at some of the main features of this innovative application.
With over 75 years of combined experience, the TelcoSolutions team has a wealth of knowledge in the telecom sector. We have seen drastic changes occur throughout this time, and have made it our priority to stay ahead of the curve to be able to offer our clients the right solutions at the best prices. We are able to do this by leveraging the 180 providers in our portfolio to find the correct solution for our individual clients. Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. Through our dedicated account management team, we ensure that the installation, on-boarding, billing, and customer service are all accounted for and run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Our experienced professionals and desire to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction are what set us apart from our competitors.
With over 75 years of combined experience, the TelcoSolutions team has a wealth of knowledge in the telecom sector.
We represent a vast range of providers that prove to be stable, affordable and trusted partners. We only acquire top quality service.
We are so happy with TelcoSolutions. Not only did they provide us with a service we can count on, they reduced our costs.
While initially focused on the United States, TelcoSolutions has expanded to being able to offer solutions around the world. Our relationships with 180 providers allows us unprecedented access to offer voice, data and cloud solutions globally.