What network type best describes MPLS?

Which of these network and topology types would best categorize a MPLS network?

A) Ethernet


C) Token Ring


The answer: D) WAN

Wide Area Networks are used to communicate across long distances where traditional local area networks can’t reach. Usually these networks are connected using a third-party WAN provider and they usually consist of network types such as point-to-point links, frame relay WAN connections, or MPLS networks. MPLS stands for Multiprotocol Label Switching, and it’s one of the most recent forms of wide area network connectivity.

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