Category Archives: IP MPLS

An MPLS primer.

MPLS is used for a variety of purposes; two of the most common are Layer 3 VPNs and Layer 2 VPNs. But why MPLS? What are the business drivers for MPLS? One of the first use cases was SP/carrier networks, … Continue reading

Posted in Data, IP MPLS, WAN | Leave a comment

Guide to Rural Scottish Broadband Rollout

The availability of easily affordable high speed broadband in Scotland has become widespread in recent years, much as it has across the rest of the UK. However, with around 99 per cent of Scotland’s population connected, it was discovered that … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Home Networking, IP MPLS, Mushroom Networks, Radio Solutions, Small Business, Small Business Connect, WAN, WAN Ethernet, Working From Home, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

Alternatives to WAN performance optimisation

Here are some alternatives to WAN performance optimisation that should always be considered: Application redesign or reselection: In some cases, it’s better to replace a few poorly-designed applications instead of trying to alter the WAN characteristics. Backup and file transfer … Continue reading

Posted in Acceleration, Compression, Data, IP MPLS, Operational Efficiency, Optimisation, Optimise, Prioritisation, Radio Solutions, WAN, WAN Ethernet, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

Nine Tips and Technologies for Network WAN Optimisation

Although there is no way to actually make your true WAN speed faster, here are some tips for  corporate IT professionals that can make better use of the bandwidth you already have, thus providing the illusion of a faster pipe. … Continue reading

Posted in Acceleration, Cloud Computing, Compression, Data, IP MPLS, Larger Enterprise, Network Management, Operation, Operational Efficiency, Optimisation, Optimise, Prioritisation, private cloud, Radio Solutions, WAN, WAN Ethernet, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

Mushroom Networks do it again!

The innovative Truffle from Mushroom Networks is one of our core products we believe will play a large part in our solutions over the coming years. Their technology is designed to bring high speed broadband to the price point of … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Innovation, IP MPLS, Larger Enterprise, Mushroom Networks, Small Business, Small Business Connect, WAN, WAN Ethernet, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

Super Fast Broadband in the UK? – The Facts 24/02/2011

Although the adverts give the impression that fibre is the latest Super fast broadband technology – it isn’t. It has been around since the 1960’s. Over half the population already has access to high speeds courtesy of Virgin Media. Setting … Continue reading

Posted in BT, Collaboration, Customer Experience, Data, Enhance Customer Contact, Home Networking, IP MPLS, Larger Enterprise, Messaging and Collaboration, Mushroom Networks, Operational Efficiency, Productivity Up, Costs Down, Small Business, Small Business Communicate, Small Business Connect, Take the office with you, Voice, VOIP, WAN, WAN Ethernet, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

Wireless Backhaul Makes Financial Sense

Wireless backhaul, often referred to as fixed wireless backhaul or wireless Ethernet bridges, has become a standard for creating network connectivity between locations. Wireless backhaul can be used for establishing data network connections from building to building, field locations to … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Innovation, IP MPLS, Larger Enterprise, Radio Solutions, SCADA, Small Business, Small Business Connect, WAN, WAN Ethernet | Leave a comment

What Causes Packet Loss on the Internet?

Why Packet Loss?: When faced with the typical Global Internet ping time of 300 milliseconds and 1 out of 25 packets being lost (4 per cent) an Internet VPN user with an E1 connection who might expect 10 megabytes/minute throughput … Continue reading

Posted in Data, IP MPLS, WAN | 2 Comments

Rustyice IP-MPLS Solutions

As networks have converged, multiple services with different SLAs now share the same IP network and compete for the same bandwidth. For example, best effort traffic (i.e. Internet) is mingled with real-time data (i.e. VoIP). VPIsystems’ IP-MPLS product, the network … Continue reading

Posted in Data, IP MPLS, WAN | Leave a comment