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Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Masergy uses MPLS to deliver 3D holograms 

This week Masergy is taking the notion of telepresence one step further, participating in a live demonstration of a transatlantic 3D hologram broadcast with its partner in the space, Musion...

Ciena adds MPLS, HVPLS to Ethernet aggregator 

Ciena added support for routing technologies to its carrier Ethernet aggregation switch today, while unveiling three other carrier Ethernet products...

Covad takes MPLS nationwide on fiber network 

Covad Communications today announced a major network upgrade to OC-192 metro optical rings and deployment of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology nationwide...

XO extends MPLS VPNs to wholesale customers 

XO Communications today announced it will offer Carrier MPLS IP VPNs, a wholesale version of its existing multiprotocol label-switching IP-based virtual private networking service...

New Edge offers DSL with MPLS 

New Edge Networks is selling DSL-based Multi-Protocol Label Switching on a wholesale basis to its service provider customers, to enable them to offer more than best-effort service to business users...

ECI unveils MPLS-based Ethernet platform 

ECI Telecom today introduced a suite of carrier Ethernet gear spanning from metro core networks to customer premises....

New network ties Savvis acquisitions together 

A year after announcing its upgrade plans, Savvis is coming to market with a new network offering based on integration of its data centers into a global network serving about 20% of Internet routes...

Hammerhead shows its claw 

As the folks at Hammerhead Systems briefed me on their new system for interworking PBT and MPLS, a spokesperson pointed out that it addresses two of the biggest criticisms of PBT so far from entrenched MPLS router vendors: namely, that itís a just point-to-point technology, and it canít handle multicasting...

MFA Forum becomes IP/MPLS Forum 

The MFA Forum, a group formed from the merger of three other groups Ė the ATM Forum, the Frame Relay Forum and the MPLS Forum Ė is changing its name once more and sharpening its focus...

IP/MPLS edge spending surges 

Global spending on service provider switching and routing equipment was up 12% from a year ago to $2.4 billion in the first quarter, according to Ovum-RHK...

Hammerhead offers PBT/MPLS gateway 

Edge networking vendor Hammerhead Systems today introduced a software-based solution for interworking provider backbone transport (PBT) technology with its sometimes rival, multiprotocol label-switching (MPLS)...

InFocus: Leveraging GMPLS to deliver end-to-end Ethernet services  

In order to make Ethernet services ubiquitous, service providers must be able to offer standardized services that are scalable, reliable and manageable with the quality of service that their subscribers demand. These requirements place significant demands on network operations and service provisioning...

A new MPLS debate heats up 

Increasing interest in provider backbone transport, or PBT, technology as a simpler, cheaper alternative to multiprotocol label switching, or MPLS, has...

US LEC takes MPLS VPNs nationwide 

US LEC has extended its multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) virtual private network (VPN) service nationwide...

New Edge adds CoS to MPLS 

New Edge Networks today announced new class-of-service features for its nationwide multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network, aimed at helping the EarthLink subsidiary compete more aggressively for business services...

MPLS proving interoperable at World Congress 

When a few companies get together to bounce their implementations off each other, that's experimentation. But when 15 vendors join in a week-long multiprotocol label switching interoperability exercise and then demonstrate their success, as they are today at the MPLS World Congress in Paris, that's an event. ...

Redback finds a friend in HP  

Redback Networks today announced that it has teamed up with HP to develop an integrated solution for managing multiprotocol label switching virtual private networking services....

MFA Forum finalizes Ethernet-over-MPLS spec 

The MFA Forum is preparing to send for a final vote this week a proposed specification that would guide interworking of Ethernet traffic over multiprotocol label switching with a variety of other traffic types such as ATM, Frame Relay, High-level Data Link Control and TDM....

MPLS moves downstream 

Carriers and vendors debate how far toward the customer MPLS should go...

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