MPLS Versus Carrier Ethernet Services

Typically MPLS or Carrier Ethernet services are businesses with two connectivity options.

A few of years ago the prospect of replacing an MPLS connection made many networking professionals laugh. Today, it’s more common. With rising fees, there has been a shift to produce alternative networking options.

Depending on where your organization needs to connect to such as a remote office, your headquarters, or perhaps to a backup site at a branch – certain WAN connectivity options are better than others.

To help, we’ve created a side-by-side comparison of each option. Take a look:

From the side-by-side comparison, it’s easy to see why many enterprise businesses and ISPs are having trouble saying “no” to Carrier Ethernet Services. The main benefit of utilizing a Carrier Ethernet connection versus an MPLS is that you receive a higher level of bandwidth for a fraction of the cost. It also offers low-latency and high throughput, which is ideal for disaster recovery.

Below is a list of items you’ll want to check out before selecting a service provider:

  1. Dedicated Ethernet connections which do not traverse the public Internet
  2. VLAN-based connectivity that combines voice, data, cloud services on a single handoff to each of your locations
  3. Creative configurations and topologies
  4. Quality of Service (QoS) prioritization by VLAN, packet type or destination
  5. Reliable and secure data transport

To learn more about how you can reduce your MPLS fee’s, check out our data sheet.