Metro Ethernet vs Leased Line

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Apr 17th, 2007
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I'm setting a proposal for WAN link. there will 2 option, 45 MB leased line and 100 Metro ethernet. I need to know what is the pro/cons for this 2 technology as i need to explain to the customer.

Do anybody have a link or explaination on this?



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swaroop.potdar Tue, 04/17/2007 - 20:10
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WAN vs Metro

1) Future BW Expansion : Metro-E BW expansion is as very easy compared to adding leased circuits to the WAN.

2) Service levels : Since Metro-E is a service it has better service levels than a traditional WAN link.

3) Finally Cost: In most cases the BW cost derived per Leased Circuit to that of Metro-E Link is higher in most places.

What may make the choice of WAN more practical is the availability of WAN only and no Metro service in a area.

Plus if the customer is not at all comfortable with a shared infrastructure link like Metro-E.




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