Multi protocol label switching (MPLS) allows for the efficient utilization of existing networks to help companies meet both current and future demands. Networking provider Cisco (News - Alert) has long been involved in this space, helping to deliver highly scalable and differentiated end-to-end IP services with simpler configuration, management and provisioning for both Internet providers and subscribers.
Recently, Bosnian telecommunications service provider M&H Company selected the company’s MPLS solution from Cisco to be implemented by Linkom PC.
M&H Company, a part of the HS group, is a Sarajevo-based telecommunications company that offers cable TV services, digital TV, cable Internet and fixed telephony services. The company has been a customer of Cisco Systems (News - Alert) for the last five years.
The MPLS system will now include full redundancy of all key components. It will also support the migration to IPv6 as well as reduces the complexity associated with setting up and controlling peering connections between two or more locations. The service also fuses the intelligence of routing with the performance of switching which in turn provides significant benefits to network operations.
MPLS technology is especially beneficial for virtual private networks (VPNs) that demand greater scalability and end-to-end quality of service (QoS) to meet increasing demands related to growth. The MPLS implementation will help M&H Company expand its reach as the provider of end-to-end solutions and multimedia IP support with QoS (quality of service) and CoS (class of service) capabilities.
MPLS solutions are continuing to gain relevance in a number of network scenarios. According to a recent TMCnet piece, smart grid communications now require an end-to-end IP-based network, thus an IP/MPLS product is recommended to maximize cost and efficiency of the network.
Utility companies deploying smart grids are seeking to upgrade to new IP/MPLS based networks. This is because of the superior speed, bandwidth, reliability, enhanced service capabilities, reduced costs and ease of network management and control delivered by MPLS offerings.
Edited by Jamie Epstein