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Carrier Ethernet boldly goes where no MPLS network has gone before

News | 04/05/2007 10:30 am EDT

Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) has become popular among carriers looking to converge numerous network streams onto a single backbone. But some people, including engineers at Nortel Networks, argue that MPLS isn't all it's cracked up to be. They say a new technology – Carrier Ethernet – provides a simpler, more effective solution when it comes to the metro area network. Is MPLS about to lose its crown?

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