Chapter 14. Private WANs with Ethernet and MPLS

This chapter details the concepts behind two types of private WAN service: Metro Ethernet (MetroE) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). As usual for this book’s discussion of WAN services, the service is viewed mostly from the perspective of the enterprise, as the customer of some WAN service provider (SP). That means the discussion focuses on what the enterprise receives from the service, rather than how the service provider implements the service inside its network. (Note that Cisco’s Service Provider certification track explores the details of how an SP implements its network.)

This chapter reflects probably the biggest single change to what Cisco includes for WAN topics in the CCNA R&S ...

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