• What is MPLS / 
Multi-Protocol Label Switching?

    Multi-Protocol Label Switching Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) provides a mechanism for forwarding packets for any network protocol. It was originally developed in the late 1990s to provide faster packet forwarding for IP routers (see RFC 3031). Since then its capabilities have expanded massively, for example to support service creation (VPNs), traffic engineering, network convergence, and increased resiliency.

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    What is Opt-E-Man?

    OPT-E-MAN is a switched Ethernet service that connects your LANs within the same metropolitan area with flexible bandwidth options from 5 Mbps to 1 Gbps. It provides a fully managed service that uses optical transport and builds on the strengths of our network with Cisco equipment to provide you with scalable optical service within the metropolitan area.

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    What is Gigaman?

    GigaMAN® Service is a dedicated, fiber-optic, point-to-point gigabit Ethernet service that links your local area networks (LANs) within a metropolitan or regional area. GigaMAN service uses the same transmission protocol as your LAN, allowing you to take full advantage of your enterprise LAN speeds while transmitting data between your sites. GigaMAN Service transmits data at a rate of up to 1.0 gigabits per second - 22 times faster than DS3 service - across the street or across town. GigaMAN service connects your existing gigabit Ethernet switches with dedicated, single-mode fibers. At each demarc (demarcation point), by installing specialized fiber repeaters to serve as network terminating equipment (NTE). The equipment interface is the standard SC (stick and click) connection for multi-mode or single-mode fiber cable.

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    What is Metro LAN / Metro Ethernet?

    Metropolitan Ethernet (Metro Ethernet) refers to using carrier Ethernet technology in metropolitan networks. Corporations, academic institutions and government agencies in large cities use Metro Ethernet to connect branch campuses and offices to the Internet. In other words, Metro Ethernet connects business local area networks (LAN) and end users to wide area networks (WAN) or the Internet.

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    What is TLS?

    A service from a carrier that links remote Ethernets together. It is called "transparent" because the connected Ethernets are viewed as one Ethernet by the customer, regardless of the technology employed by the carrier in between.

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