Opteq Extends MPLS
The technology, developed initially in response to the requirements of Virtual Network Operator, Sirocom, will be showcased for the first time to the trade and public at this year’s IP06 event in Earls Court on 17th October, 2006.
“The adoption of MPLS has been rapid due to organisations’ need for traffic prioritisation in the WAN based on priority and service plans,” comments Phil Green, UK Sales Manager, Opteq Systems. “However, MPLS lacks the ability to differentiate between different applications. Thus, whilst packets might be prioritised in a particular Class of Service, application flows are not. This can lead to severe problems when Classes of Service become over-subscribed – as MPLS will indiscriminately drop excess packets into ‘best efforts’ Classes. This leads to a degraded and unpredictable user experience with the very services deemed most critical to the business.