New Edge Adds MPLS To BigFoot Network

Wholesale broadband provider New Edge Networks is combining MPLS technology with its BigFoot network that enables broadband network access for businesses in the United States and Canada.

The companys agents, VARs, systems integrators and other partners will be able to offer the MPLS-based products when they become available.

Our current plan is to utilize MPLS as a key technological component to underpin our future network evolution, said Dan Moffat, president and CEO of New Edge Networks, in a statement. It is our intent to converge our nationwide ATM and IP networks into a single core that is supported by a high-availability MPLS engine.

MPLS, short for Multi-Protocol Label Switching, enables businesses to consolidate and prioritize their communications voice, video, and various grades of data communications onto a single VPN, bypassing the public Internet. New Edge Networks uses Alcatel MPLS switches.

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