VPN MPLS overhead

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Mar 12th, 2007

Hi,

I have two questions:

a) Anybody know how can I calculate the overhead in VPN MPLS network ?

b) And about Voice over VPN MPLS, how much Kbps need I reserve to each voice channel ?

TIA

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Correct Answer by mheusinger about 9 years 10 months ago

Hi,

there is a minimum of two MPLS labels (i.e. 8 Bytes) per VPN IP packet in most cases.

To calculate the VoIP bandwidth per call you need to account for the additional 8 Bytes. F.e. Voice with G.729(a) 8 kbps voice data, 20 ms (=Bytes) per packet

PPP on the link (8 Bytes L2 overhead), 48 Bytes of overhead for MPLS and L3/4 (2 MPLS labels + IP/UDP/RTP):

76 Byte per voip packet, 50 packets per second

gives you 30.4 kbps per call.

A different L2 encapsulation results in different bandwidth requirements.

Regards, Martin

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mheusinger Mon, 03/12/2007 - 07:20

Hi,

there is a minimum of two MPLS labels (i.e. 8 Bytes) per VPN IP packet in most cases.

To calculate the VoIP bandwidth per call you need to account for the additional 8 Bytes. F.e. Voice with G.729(a) 8 kbps voice data, 20 ms (=Bytes) per packet

PPP on the link (8 Bytes L2 overhead), 48 Bytes of overhead for MPLS and L3/4 (2 MPLS labels + IP/UDP/RTP):

76 Byte per voip packet, 50 packets per second

gives you 30.4 kbps per call.

A different L2 encapsulation results in different bandwidth requirements.

Regards, Martin

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