MPLS Vs Point to Point

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Mar 13th, 2007
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What are the advantage of using MPLS Vs. Point to Point circuits? I know MPLS offers a Mesh. Are there any other major advantages of using MPLS.

Is QoS better on a MPLS vs Point to Point? It appears to be no difference to me because QoS would just be configured on the router interfaces of a point to point circuit.

All responses are greatly appreciated. Thank You

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mheusinger Tue, 03/13/2007 - 08:46
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The answer depends on your requirements.

QoS (here: queueing) is a per interface feature and the encapsulation does not change much. The methods will also be the same (LLQ/CBWFQ).

A MPLS VPN solution offers some advantages, when connectivity between many sites is required AND many customers with overlapping IP addresses are present.

It allows a SP to setup a shared backbone resulting in lower costs per customer.

Depending on your requirements either solution could be best for your network.

Regards, Martin


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