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Aug 28 2019   7:13PM GMT

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

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Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a protocol-agnostic routing technique designed to speed up and shape traffic flows across enterprise wide area and service provider networks. Continued…

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“As you consider whether to renew your existing MPLS service contract — and for how long — you need to have your eyes on everything from price to speed of deployment.” – John Burke

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Related Terms
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GMPLS

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In information technology, an ___________ specifies the overall structure, logical components, and the logical interrelationships of an information system.
a. architecture
b. infrastructure
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