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upc cablecom, the largest broadband cable operator in Switzerland, is expanding its Ethernet portfolio for customers in Switzerland and abroad.
Connectivity is an important benefit for any organization that has to be on the move. Generally, this means that mobile devices will support the professional in the field. For the International Maritime Organization (IMO), it means that the organization on the water that needs access to corporate networks through secure communications has the ability to do so.
When companies grow, so do their networks. Success in the business world usually leads to increased complexity in the IT department - a bittersweet arrangement. Proactively enhancing network capabilities to handle increased loads of Internet, data, voice, and application requests is critical to sustaining business success in the long run. A multiprotocol label switched (MPLS) network, with its Class of Service capabilities to ensure predictable application performance, full mesh topography for maximum redundancy, versatile protocol support and advanced security measures, allows businesses to reduce the costs associated with managing a complex network while ensuring maximum performance of essential services.
Total Media Cast (TMC) has recently inked new partnership agreement with Damamax to utilize its high-speed Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) delivered through a fiber optic network and also to secure high-performance Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).
When selecting a networking or hosted solutions provider, we always expect a high quality of service. The challenge in this statement, however, is that without a clear definition of Quality of Service (QoS), it is difficult to analyze, measure and adjust. When it comes to the multiprotocol label switched (MPLS) network, QoS is always top of mind.
Here are four reasons why multi protocol label switching (MPLS) is a good choice for any business seeking to meet these challenges head on.
Milan Rao, CEO of enterprise and government business at Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom service provider, spoke to Livemint.com & the Wall Street Journal about the company's latest rollout of smart meters across three states in India and how they will serve to improve energy efficiency.
In a landmark move for European telecom sector, Irish alternative telecoms operator Digiweb reportedly acquired UK-based Viatel for an undisclosed amount.
In a major development in the multi protocol label switching (MPLS) industry, United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a provider of data network and carrier services, has completed the acquisition of Dallas, Tex.-based Airband Communications.
The use of multi protocol label switching (MPLS) is increasing in telecom networks. One recent example is Telstra Global, which has signed a contract with Braemar Shipping Services.
Level 3 Communications, a provider of multi protocol label switching (MPLS) services to enterprises, government and carrier customers, is now supporting BT Conferencing in the United States.
Continuously making strides forward in order to remain a major competitor within the service delivery space, today MPLS provider UNSi revealed that it has finalized the acquisition of Airband.
Gulf Electronic Tawasul Company (Tawasul Telecom), the only pan-GCC MPLS telecommunications service provider with presence in each of the GCC countries, has expanded its multi protocol label switching (MPLS) private cloud network to Frankfurt, Germany.
Multi protocol label switching (MPLS) allows for the efficient utilization of existing networks to help companies meet both current and future demands. Networking provider Cisco has long been involved in this space, helping to deliver highly scalable and differentiated end-to-end IP services with simpler configuration, management and provisioning for both Internet providers and subscribers.
While Mercedes Formula One often provides enough excitement on its own, some fresh excitement came in off the track as well. Tata Communications recently staged an agreement with Mercedes Formula One racing to provide high-speed, secure MPLS connections trackside during the Formula One racing events.
Building a smarter grid will help us as a society achieve a more efficient and reliable power grid and transform energy use for future generations. The debate has always been whether the smart grid will be built on IP or not. What we have learned is that smart grid communications require an end-to-end IP-based network, and thus an IP/MPLS solution is recommended to maximize cost and efficiency of the network.
Tata Communications has recently revealed that Vinci Park has selected the company to deploy a secure virtual private network (VPN) featuring multi protocol label switching (MPLS) and broadband connectivity.
CyrusOne, a provider of data center services, has introduced the CyrusOne Texas Internet Exchange (IX), an on-net platform that offers different types of multi protocol label switching (MPLS) ports or dedicated optical waves for interconnection failover between metro areas.
Touted as a next-generation network and managed services carrier that specializes in an array of MPLS and Ethernet services, United Network Service, Inc. will soon be heading to Colorado Metro Connect 8 on April 25, 2013. The company powers highly scalable and flexible offerings that help engineers bring managed services to customers whose business needs and goals vary.
United Networks Services, Inc. (UNSi), a provider of multi protocol label switching (MPLS) solutions and managed services, has recently added a new channel partner to its roster.
Silver Peak Systems, a provider of WAN acceleration solutions, has revealed that SMTC, a global electronics manufacturing services provider, has improved the performance of its remote data transfers and MPLS networks using Silver Peak solutions.
Multi protocol label switching (MPLS) provider, United Network Services Inc. (UNSi) has announced the selection of Global Capacity as an ecosystem partner. Global Capacity is a telecommunications information and logistics company.
Just today, April 4, 2013, the MPLS space got a significant boost from a newly formed partnership between MPLS provider United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi) and RapidScale, a rapidly (pun intended) growing cloud application expert. The strategic alliance is touted as enabling businesses to turn to the cloud to see the vast advantages associated with multi protocol label switching, and enhance the performance of key tools companies heavily rely on for daily tasks.
The integration of NSN's FlexiGrid technology with a standards-based control system has been successfully completed for optical networks. The testing was completed by Telefonica I&D, R&D labs of Telefonica and Nokia Siemens Networks.
In response, Roger Baker, the assistant secretary for the VA rejected the assertions by the Inspector General. His argument is based on the fact that no VA center adheres to this policy. He also stressed that carrier networks used by the VA are completely segmented and therefore not exposed to the public Internet. Instead, the organization relies on a multi protocol label switching (MPLS) service to ensure privacy and security.
There's a bit going on in MPLS this week with some big name networks. MPLS, or multi protocol label switching, gives network operators a great deal of flexibility to divert and route traffic around link failures, congestion and bottlenecks. So, what does this mean for Nokia Siemens (NSN), Telefonica and UNSi?
Infinera, a provider of digital optical networking systems powered by generalized multi protocol label switching (GMPLS) software, has just formed a partnership with global data center services provider CyrusOne to deploy a statewide Internet exchange (IX) in Texas.
United Network Services Inc. (UNSi) has, since its earliest days as a broadband aggregator, aimed to provide connectivity "anywhere, anytime." However, the company is continuously building upon this concept, creating an ecosystem approach to business communications requirements that allows companies to mix and match MPLS networks with application and collocation services.
United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a provider of multi protocol label switching (MPLS) and Ethernet solutions, has selected Global Capacity, a telecommunications information and logistics company, as its Ecosystem Partner.
Tawasul Telecom, the only pan-GCC multi protocol label switching (MPLS) telecommunications service provider, has secured an additional $16m in funding from Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC).
It's been a busy few weeks for MPLS provider UNSi, having recently signed ADVODA Communications as a Master Agent, and winning a $30-million contract to deliver its aggregated services to more than 7,500 branch offices of a major service organization.
All of these efforts are part of UNSi's ongoing initiative to expand its network of partners in order to reach more customers and provide comprehensive services.
UNSi, a provider of multi protocol label switching (MPLS) network services, has been awarded a contract worth over $30 million to deliver its aggregated broadband solution to over 7,500 branch offices of a major service organization.
Last week, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, MPLS provider United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi) signed ADVODA Communications as a new master agent\
T-Mobile and Ericsson have signed an agreement that allows T-Mobile brand operators to migrate from time division multiplexing (TDM) to high performance packet networking based on the multi protocol label switching transport profile (MPLS-TP) solution. The agreement also allows Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa S.A. (PTC), an operator of the T-Mobile brand, to address the increasing demand for data.
Touted as being a well known carrier that powers a next generation MPLS network that is enabling businesses around the world to measure up to increasing customer demands, UNSi is expanding its footprint at a rapid pace to provide all of the capabilities needed by today's enterprise and carrier customers.
The cost competitiveness of MPLS VPN services and the greater requirement for dedicated access among small and medium-sized business (SMBs) have helped to push the Latin American data communications services market forward, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
The market is also growing due to a positive economic outlook as well as a higher demand for network services by local and multinational enterprises.
Recently, Stratosphere unveiled the latest version of its network virtualization platform with advanced features including MPLS compatibility with data center operators, cloud service operators, telecom operators, service providers, and others.
Luckily, multi protocol label switching (MPLS) can power a variety of collaboration tools and much more cheaply. MPLS directs data from one network node to another based on short path labels instead of long network addresses, avoiding complex lookups in routing tables. MPLS virtual private network can also carry and route several types of network traffic securely across public networks and offers guaranteed throughput and reliability.
MPLS connectivity can be used to prepare for increasing data traffic as seen by Australia's Optus recently selecting a packet transport switch from Juniper.
The deal for LINK will cost Brighton and East Sussex councils some £14 million (about $21,989,800.) The core will run multi protocol label switching (MPLS) with a 10Gbps network.
Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications, today had its MPLS enabled Virtual LAN Services certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) as compliant for both MEF 9 and MEF 14 technical specifications as well as being Carrier Ethernet 1.0 Certified. These specifications cover the MEF carrier Ethernet services verified at the user network interface (UNI), which is where the provider interfaces with the subscriber to deliver the services.
Multi protocol label switching (MPLS) connections are now necessary for most businesses located worldwide in many different industries. Healthcare and mail delivery are just two of the sectors where improvements were seen with MPLS upgrades.
AccessKenya Group, a technology provider in Kenya that offer advanced wide area network (WAN) solutions such as multi protocol label switching (MPLS), has just upgraded its wireless Base Stations (BTS) to fiber optic cable links as part of its strategy to increase bandwidth capacity by over 80 percent.
With current temperatures here on the East Coast hovering around a brisk 30 degrees, one can only hope for the chance to catch some rays in a much warmer climate. It looks like there may be a genie granting wishes somewhere, because starting tomorrow, ITEXPO Miami 2013 will be taking place in - you guessed it - Miami, Fla. Bringing together industry thought leaders, keynote speakers, exhibitors and attendees, this not-to-miss biannual event is garnering increased excitement by the minute, especially from MPLS provider UNSi.
As temperatures drop to record lows here on the East Coast, many people are packing their bags in a hurry in order to travel to a much warmer climate, whether it is to a remote location somewhere in the middle of the Caribbean or within North America like, say, Miami, Fla. And what could be better than a glistening tan intermixed with some invaluable technology-based seminars in addition to an event that will enable attendees to talk to thought leaders about increasing popular trends in the industry? In my opinion as well as many others, nothing could beat feeling the sun while simultaneously learning about new technological innovations including MPLS and that is why ITEXPO Miami 2013 is garnering a whole lot of buzz.
Recently, Huawei Technologies was selected by Menatelecom, a provider of high speed telecommunications in the Middle East, to deploy its latest 4G long term evolution (LTE) wireless network in the Kingdom of Bahrain that will ultimately support technologies such as multi protocol label switching (MPLS).
There are several ways to deal with the issue, including multi protocol label switching (MPLS) and WAN virtualization.
The challenges experienced by TTPost highlighted the need for MPLS (multi protocol label switching), also known as Metro Ethernet. TTPost made the investment to migrate to this new platform, allowing it to computerize and automate most of its operations. In the process, the company has managed to improve its interconnectivity to maximize efficiency across the organization.
Because there is sometimes a lack of understanding about MPLS networks and confusion surrounding its uses and benefits, recently Caroline R. Partin attempted to clarify some misconceptions by explaining what it is all about.
SolveForce, a provider of advanced communications solutions, has recently powered the local Mississippi rollout of its multi protocol label switching (MPLS) availability, DSL, T1 Line and T3 Line, and VoIP services.
Recently, Juniper Networks made a major play that not only means a big move in the multi protocol label switching (MPLS) sector, but also is clear evidence of a sea change in business as a whole. Juniper Networks bought software defined networking (SDN) firm Contrail Systems in a nine figure deal before Contrail Systems could even get its software lineup ready.
Cisco Systems has completed the acquisition of Cariden Technologies' properties including the capacity planning and management tools for IP/MPLS networks and talent. According to reports, Cisco paid approximately $141 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of Cariden.
The network, N-Wave, is a highly scalable, stable and secure network built using 10GB per second Wave Division Multiplexed (WDM) fiber-optic links and relies on Cisco's carrier routing system (CRS) to manage data traffic on its multi protocol label switching (MPLS) backbone.
A recent Network World report highlighted these two priority elements, stressing that the best way to protect performance on a WAN is to ensure the exchange of information on a dedicated, private network. This approach is often rendered impractical however due to the high cost and the difficulty in managing such a strategy. Organizations instead tend to turn to multi protocol label switching (MPLS) when accessing public Internet links for reliable and predictable performance is not an option.
With the New Year quickly approaching, it makes sense before turning the page to 2013 that we look back at the milestones made by MPLS provider UNSi in 2012. Founded in 2001 and continuously being highlighted by Inc. 500|5000 as one of the fast-growing private companies, the MPLS provider powers a robust and highly intuitive next generation network that offers a high level of performance and has a global reach. With various network operations centers, IT departments heavily depend upon UNSi's services to not only initially create their network, but also keep it secure and manage it with ease over time.
This deal includes ownership of all of Cariden's capacity planning and management tools for IP/MPLS (multi protocol label switching) networks.
Windstream, which provides VoIP trunking services over its multi protocol label switching (MPLS) and data networks, has been recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its dominance in the North American VoIP access and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking services market.
Bahrain's premier telecommunications provider Batelco recently collaborated with local telecom service provider Omantel, in order to introduce multi protocol label switching (MPLS) interconnectivity to the Omani market.
With networking now largely an IP function and the Ethernet serving as the sole link layer for IP transport, optimizing IP has become an important focus for a variety of providers. That's where multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) as well as the MPLS-TP variant come in, boosting access capabilities throughout both circuit management and channelization functions and providing better overall connection speeds in turn.
You may have read that the public switched network (PSTN) is dead. These stories have been mostly about what is going on in the United States and the ongoing battles over how, if and when to regulate or not regulate VoIP.
As increasing demands are placed upon corporate networks, MPLS, also known as multi protocol label switching technology, is becoming a crucial part of any infrastructure. First launched back in the 1990s as way to ramp up connection speeds when utilizing an IP router, the offerings are touted as allowing delivery paths to become much less random.
Multi protocol label switching (MPLS) technologies are known for their low cost of ownership. Thus, MPLS-based solutions are increasing in popularity in enterprises across a wide range of industries.
Telcoinabox, a full-service telecommunications wholesale aggregator, has completed its largest internal infrastructure development project and upgraded its network with multi protocol label switching (MPLS) to address the demands arising from individuals and non-traditional telecommunications businesses.
The Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, one of the largest oral surgery practices in North Carolina and the only accredited oral maxillofacial facility in the Charlotte area, has recently selected Windstream for its managed network and cloud services including MPLS.
The many ways which people, businesses and organizations can connect today through the Internet have made collaboration across great distances quite feasible. As such, even public services like the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) have taken to implementing an MPLS networking system. Specifically, the CFRS has implemented a new public services network (PSN)-compliant WAN meant to aid collaboration across the country with its public sector partners.
Multi protocol label switching (MPLS)-based solutions reduce total cost of ownership. They are growing in popularity for medium-to-large enterprises with multiple locations across a wide range of industries.
Touted as being the biggest MPLS provider in those regions, the company powers a fully redundant IP network that powers cross-border connectivity and meets international standards for performance, privacy, and security, a recent company statement revealed.
SolveForce, a telecommunications consulting and broker service, has expanded its cable Internet
networks, MPLS WAN services, hosted PBX and VoIP solutions, T1 Internet and T3 providers throughout the state of Minnesota.
NextiraOne, a provider of business communications solutions for private and public sector companies, just revealed that illwerke vkw, a major energy supplier in Austria, has selected the company to plan and implement a MPLS-based network.
Other changes include an experimental CHFS filesystem for flash devices, support for the MPLS protocol, a BSD-licensed PGP implementation and updates to several ports including ARM, PowerPC, Xen and MIPS.
With traditional communication infrastructure and substation devices losing out to next-generation Ethernet and Internet Protocol-based multi protocol label switching networks (MPLS), power utility networks are undoubtedly going to join the forthcoming revolution.
Recently, it was revealed that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will allow thousands of students in Kerala to improve connectivity by gaining access to an MPLS network. This is courtesy of the project the company and the government has in place to deliver a Virtual Private Network (VPN) over broadband to all public schools in the area.
LightRiver Technologies, a provider of fully-integrated, multi-technology communications networks, has revealed that Vast Networks has teamed with the company to power a project using a multi protocol label switching transport profile (MPLS-TP) that is carried over a 100G capable technology backbone.
Level 3 Communications, a provider of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and virtual private network (VPN) solutions, has just revealed that Skullcandy, a global manufacturer of headphones, earbuds and headsets, has implemented its VPN and SIP solutions.
Hutchison Global Communications Limited has recently been awarded permission to provide the country of Myanmar with international data and voice services. The firm will offer these services including MPLS connectivity through co-operation with an authorized Myanma Posts and Telecommunications representative.
Founded in 2001, UNSi has continued to find itself on the Inc. 500|5000 list for being one of the fast-growing private companies and is touted as powering a next-generation network that offers a high level of performance as well as a nationwide MPLS network and multiple network center operations.
United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a provider of multi protocol label switching (MPLS) platform to mid-to-large businesses and the channel partner community, has recently hired Stephen John as its new vice president of Sales.
Recently, Cisco unveiled some brand new elastic core networking capabilities that can be used in conjunction with any MPLS solution, enabling service providers to cost-effectively launch and scale revenue-generating services within minutes instead of months.
A major feature of VPN is that the data transfer is done in a secured encrypted form. The VPN connectivity also offers a much faster, easily deployable and more flexible option in addition to functioning as a private virtual network in the MPLS cloud.
AFRICONNECT, a provider of sustainable Internet solutions to the developing world, has recently unveiled its robust MPLS solution in the country of Zambia.
SolveForce recently introduced its Metropolitan Business Ethernet services in Florida. It will offer various services like Point-to-Point lines and Florida MPLS Networks. The company will provide this service in numerous locations in the metropolitan area.
Opening its doors back in 2004, SolveForce has partnered with over 40 partners over the years and just recently iniated its latest local roll out in which the company supplied Montana citizens with a robust MPLS network.
Recently, SolveForce significantly enhanced its New Hampshire cable broadband Internet coverage, MPLS services, hosted VoIP PBX systems, T1 Internet and bandwidth T3 Lines throughout the state of New Hampshire.
United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a major provider of MPLS and Ethernet services, has unveiled a series of major network upgrades in the Midwest region of the United States.
Reliance Communications, a telecommunications provider in India offering MPLS VPN services for high speed wireless connections, has recently acquired multiple orders worth approximately $27 million from the central government in India and various state governments in order to improve MPLS networks.
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) has recently unveiled its next-generation information super highway based on its Automatically Switching Optical Network (ASON) and the Multi-Protocol Label Switching - Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) for its ConnectPlus suite of global connectivity services.
Primus Telecom, an M2 Telecommunications Group's subsidiary, has recently inked a two year deal with Keller Australia, a ground engineering services provider. The deal will enable Primus Telecom to maintain and upgrade Keller's operations in Australia including its MPLS network. The agreement will also bring a new HD video conferencing system to Keller Australia.
Multi- protocol label switching is a solution that allows service providers to continue to measure up to increasing demands prompted by new services while simultaneously managing the current traffic taking place on the infrastructure. It can even act as a supplement to the Internet Protocol version 4 packet.
Touted as an IT services organization that has years of experience in powering both data and video services, Hughes (News - Alert) Cloud Services recently revealed that it has formed a partnership with Level 3 Communications in an effort to enhance its service level agreements (SLAs) and up the ante on the performance of its cloud services portfoli
Recently, MRV Communications' Optical Communications Systems, or OCS has expanded its OptiSwitch carrier ethernet access portfolio to now encompass MPLS connectivity. In fact, the complete demarcation-to-aggregation solution includes the OptiSwitch 906G and OptiSwitch 9244-1210G models
The Midwest and Southeast U.S. now have two new super hubs for Telesphere's MPLS network, which will lead to the expansion of the private SIP trunking services. Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is an essential component in tagging traffic with specific label switched paths (LSPs).
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new architecture for computer networks expected to enable a comfortable cloud migration. Hewlett-Packard engineers have worked to bring more functionality with SDN and their products, while also enabling the use of MPLS when integrating with communications networks.
For the third year in a row, Verizon Enterprise Solutions has received the Nemertes 2012 PilotHouse Awards, for its MPLS services and Ethernet leadership.
Afinis Communication is a communications provider that delivers world-class service to large enterprises in Africa. Some of its solutions include a fully managed MPLS network as well as value added services such as cellular backhauling, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) connectivity and security.
With around 78.6 percent of the U.S.'s population currently using the Internet on a routine basis, the Web has continued to grow significantly and will only expand as more users continue to leverage it for additional capabilities. Due to the fact that newly launched applications such as video demand higher bandwidth and a high speed of data transfer to produce high quality picture, networks are continuing to be overwhelmed by traffic and are causing some frustration amongst those who rely on the Internet for both business and personal use.
Broadview Networks, a provider of network-based business communications, has revealed that a private dental practice located in the New York City-Long Island metro area has selected its cloud-based OfficeSuite phone system to implement a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network.
As companies continue to expand, it's no secret their networks will need to grow as well to keep up with increasing customer demands. While costs can quickly add up in regards to the maintaining and managing of this infrastructure, businesses are quickly realizing that outsourcing the process of overlooking their network can results in multiple benefits.
As per this newly signed contract, Easynet Global Services will be responsible for creating a new MPLS network across the U.K., France and Ireland. An MPLS network is designed to increase reliability and support strong service level agreements.
Networking solutions provider Juniper Networks has revealed that Verizon Wireless is deploying the company's PTX Series of networking platform in its global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) backbone, offering an initial capacity of eight terabits per second.
Prior to implementing Talari's solutiions, Allparts relied on a Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network with a single asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL)-based tail circuit that connected each remote site, plus an Internet virtual private network (VPN) for failover backup.
Director, Information Technology, Crunch LLC
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