21 January 2022
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What is Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)?
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is an advanced technique used in telecommunications to control the speed and flow of data traffic between network nodes.
What does MPLS involve?
MPLS ensures that data packets are directly routed through dedicated short path labels across networks – a far more effective way of transmitting data compared to using long network IP addresses and complex routing tables.
Benefits of a MPLS network
- Supports high speed communications between multiple data centres so IoT data is routed securely over a single-ring network.
- Enables enterprises and service providers to enhance IoT deployments and create intelligent networks that deliver value-added services.
- Offers a ‘single eye of the needle’ approach to IoT data and an effective view of all data transmitted. Onward routing of data all within a Private Domain.
- Improves performance and reduces latency as node-to-node communication via short path labels is quicker compared to using long network IP addresses.
- Removes the need to backhaul data around the world to have to send back again. This alternative method is inefficient and slow, plus increases risk of errors happening in transit.
- Increases resilience and redundancy.
- Protects data sovereignty and avoids regulatory constraints.
- Supports Private Networking requirements.
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Paul is one of Eseye’s co-founders. With a background in senior design engineering, Paul’s focus is on ensuring his development, operations and support teams deliver solutions that work faultlessly in the field.
Paul was co-founder of CompXs, with Ian Marsden, and developed the world’s first IEEE 802.15.4 radio. Before CompXs, Paul was in senior radio design at Philips.