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How to Design High-Performing MPLS Access

Published: 17 March 2006

ID: G00137085

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch


Multiprotocol Label Switching increasingly incorporates multiple access service; however, these access technologies do not all extend the multiservice capabilities of MPLS. Gartner outlines key access service evaluation criteria for acceptable end-to-end performance levels. .

Table Of Contents
  • How to Extend QOS Across the Access
    • Access Infrastructure
    • Access Traffic Control
    • Access Line Speed Limitations
  • How to Select Appropriate MPLS Access Services
    • Private Leased Lines
    • Frame Relay
    • Ethernet
    • xDSL
  • Access Service Comparison
    • Reach
    • Bandwidth
    • Reliability
    • QOS
  • Recommendations
  • Bottom Line

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