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Jun 4th 2010, 11:40

MPLS Costing You an Arm and a Leg?

Posted by Mike Kelsen
Thinking about incorporating broadband into your company’s wide area network?
You should. Most enterprises are over-using multiprotocol lable switching (MPLS) (and therefore overpaying for connectivity). I mean, if you are running applications such as voice or video which require quality of service (QOS), then fine. But in my experience, many firms which have MPLS everywhere don’t actually need it everywhere. And if you don’t need it everywhere, then why pay the premium.
Instead, take a look at broadband. It’s always much cheaper than MPLS and may be an especially good fit for branch or small office locations which can tolerate lower service level agreements (SLA) (although cable is extremely reliable – certainly not

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