MikroTik RouterOS Introduction to MPLS

Q: Why haven't you

heard about MPLS

before?

A: Probably because of the

availability and/or price range


Q: Why should you care

about MPLS

now?

A: Probably because of the

availability and/or price range...


MPLS

  • MPLS stands for Multi Protocol Label Switching
  • MPLS is a packet forwarding method based on labels attached to the packet and a label forwarding table with minimal lookup overhead
  • With MPLS the packet forwarding decision is no longer based on IP header and routing table
  • Efficiency of forwarding process is the main benefit of MPLS