What is MPLS?

Read CoherentLight articles on: MPLS What is MPLS? MPLS is an IP-based Layer 3 networking technology developed in the late 1990s. It replaced Frame-Relay and ATM based Layer 2 networks prevalent at the time. MPLS stands for Multi-Protocol Label Switching, and uses a tag attached to the packet by the network service provider to indicate…

What Is?

This section of the blog covers areas that help you understand the technology and terminology used across the industry. Think of What Is? as a glossary, encyclopedia, and industry mentor. Here is a selection of What’s here.. Local Internet Breakout MPLS

Ofcom: What is Net Neutrality?

Ofcom posted information for consumers on Net Neutrality, and why it is important for you and what you do on the Internet. It’s about people being free to access all lawful internet content equally, without broadband providers discriminating against particular services or websites. – What is Net Neutrality, Ofcom The document sets out the requirements…

SD-WAN: What are the business benefits?

What are the business benefits of SD-WAN deployment? SD-WAN stands for a Software-Defined Wide Area Network. It simplifies network management. It reduces the cost of the network infrastructure. It provides better network governance. And it is easier to manage the previous generation Hybrid Networking. With 50% of the data in networks now being delivered to…

IP History – a look at what might have been.

We’re approaching the fifth anniversary of the World IPv6 Launch Day. This is reflects the day in which the Internet had a world-wide validation of the IPv6 protocol. IPv6 supports additional hosts, compared with the exhausted IPv4 address space. What led to this IP history, and why are we stuck with a 4 octet address space? IP…