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what is the pricing on mpls is it cheaper or more expensive than traditional T1 lines

Ok so i am looking at possible a few reason i would like mpls i have a  wan segragation issue between 2 sites my network connects to and second i would like the lay foundations for voip. There is 4 sites involved so with the T1 solution you.

have Dublin-UK (T1) Dulin- Dublin DR (T1) Dublin-Brussels (T1). So that is 3 T1 links we pay for. So with mpls we would need 4 links into the mpls network 1 for each site. I know it would be more effective if it was full mesh requirement scenerio etc that is really not what i am asking for a answer on though

The question really is  as regard cost would each link into the mpls network be similarly price to full T1 line in my opionion it should be cheaper as you are only connecting to isp pe router while with the t1 it is a virtual circuit going through the sp and presenting at your other end point site???  I am just reading conflicting things on the net on pricing of mpls and whether it is cost effective vs t1
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what is the pricing on mpls is it cheaper or more expensive than traditional T1 lines

You can not compare MPLS with T1; MPLS is a protocol, a layer 2 protocol, whereas a T1 is at the physical layer of the OSI Model, Layer1. So you can get any type of layer 1 connectivity; however, the provider must of the MPLS core for the required connectivity.

Type of layer 1 connectivity:

Twisted Pair

All in all, MPLS will be in most cased more expensive than your traditional T1; as the MPLS service that is being offered is being offered via the T1 (Riding on top of the T1, also known as the local loop), so the MPLS service is an added service. However, you might be able to find a provider that will lower the costs for the added service of MPLS. Some MPLS costs can be from $500 - $1000 and more, it honestly depends on the carrier you choose. You are likely to get better results from a quoting site: http://www.discount-mpls.com/?pageid=21 or contact Qwest, Sprint, ATT, or any other popular carrier to see if they can provide a solution for around the cost that you are paying now.




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