Comparison Table: MPS vs LEASED LINE
Below table describes the difference between MPLS and Leased Line:
Segregation of customer traffic
|Logical separation of customer traffic.
|Physical separation of customer traffic
|Multipoint or point-to-Point
|High level by logical separation of traffic
|Most secured due to physical separation of traffic
|Highly skilled resources at Provider/customer end for deployment of MPLS
|Less skilled resources required for setup of Leased links.
Spoke to Spoke communication
|Remote site needs to traverse vis Hub site to reach other remote site
|Direct any to any communication from one Spoke to other
CAPEX and OPEX
|Usually lower cost than P2P Leased links
|Higher than MPLS Links
|Shared across multiple customers
|Dedicated to customer
|Improved performance especially when Spoke to Spoke communication
|Low performance in Spoke to Spoke communication since HUB incurs additional hop which is not the case in MPLS
|Service provider is involved in Layer 3 Routing of the customer traffic
|Service provider does not involve in Routing decision of customer traffic.
|Service provider QOS for prioritization of delay sensitive and mission critical traffic.
|Partially or no QoS
|In MPLS it is possible to set the path that the traffic will have to take through the network.
|Not possible in case of Leased links.
|MPLS is as an efficient technology that is easily scaled.
|Leased lines are the most difficult to scale, both because of the time needed for deployment and the expense.
|·Large enterprise with a requirement for secure and private network
·Have multiple sites spread across a large area.
·Fast growing organization with inorganic growth of sites
|·Require guaranteed bandwidth
·Need to transfer large data reliably and fast between sites
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