MPLS & VPLS – what’s the difference?

As a multi-site business, MPLS and VPLS both provide effective solutions for creating network connections and sharing data between your locations. However, each has distinct benefits and advantages, which makes choosing the right option for your business crucial.

MPLS – or Multiprotocol Label Switching – is an efficient way of directing network traffic to prioritise your most important data. It provides a highly-flexible backbone for your network with high levels of scalability.

VPLS, on the other hand, allows two remote networks to be joined over a single connection, allowing them to safely communicate with one another across the same local network.

However, just because MPLS and VPLS are different technologies, it doesn’t mean they are mutually exclusive. They can, in fact, both be deployed within your network to give your business the best of both worlds.

Why Spectrum?

Spectrum offers fully-inclusive end-to-end MPLS, VPLS and hybrid solutions which deliver secure and resilient connectivity across all your business’ locations. We are supplier agnostic, which means we can work with a wide range of leading providers to deliver a solution which best meets your individual needs.

We have the flexibility to connect to any business location via a variety of technologies including fibre or copper Ethernet, ADSL, VDSL and SDSL, along with QoS-enabled bandwidth prioritisation, to ensure the integrity of your time-critical data.

Our solutions can be integrated seamlessly into existing and new business sites, irrespective of location, and allow easy integration of VoIP and SIP trunks for low-cost and free voice calls.

Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. We’ll take the time to build a partnership and gain a true understanding of your business, so we can deliver a bespoke MPLS, VPLS or hybrid solution tailored to your needs.

Key Features

Below is the wide range of high-quality key features that makes this product outstanding.

Dedicated Private Network

Quality of Service

Customised Configuration


Any-to-Any Connectivity


24/7 Support

We can deliver a bespoke MPLS, VPLS or hybrid solution tailored to your exact needs.

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