Friday, October 27, 2017

Difference between MPLS and GMPLS

Both MPLS and GMPLS are closely related terms, hence it is easy to get confused between the two. This article will explore all the key differences between MPLS and GMPLS. Before exploring the dissimilarities, let us first understand the concept of MPLS & GMPLS and how they operate. 

How does MPLS work?

MPLS stands for Multiprotocol Label Switching. It is a protocol that shapes and speeds up network traffic flows. MPLS forwards packets at Layer 2 which is a switching level, rather than Layer 3 which is the router level. The key function of the MPLS is to tag the internet traffic with a label in order to distinguish the Label Switched Paths or LSPs. Once it tags the traffic, it determines the best link to forward the packets along with the label to use on the next hop. MPLS uses a different labels for each hop which is generally chosen by the router. This allows the implementation of simple and fast forwarding engines which are often executed in the hardware. 

How does GMPLS work? 

GMPLS stands for Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching. The GMPLS is conceptually similar to MPLS. However, it used as a physical property of data stream to comprehend which LSP it belongs to instead of using an explicit label to distinguish a Label Switched Path LSP at each Label Switched Router LSR. 

GMPLS is also used to establish Label Switched Paths for circuit traffic in addition to packet traffic. It uses the Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) link and Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) link to switch traffic on a continuous basis. This leads to well-organized application in the data plane with no per-packet lookups. Hence GMPLS is an ideal protocol to operate high bandwidth networks. 

MPLS and GMPLS Protocols

With MPLS only the forwarding mechanism is defined, therefore it uses other protocols to establish Label Switched Paths (LSPs). This task is performed by two separate protocols i.e. a signaling protocol and a routing protocol. Moreover, static provisioning can also be used establish MPLS LSPs. This can be done by configuring each network element with the appropriate transit/ingress/egress information.

MPLS and GMPLS Routing Protocols

The main function of the routing protocols is to distribute network topology information from the network so that the course of an LSP can be calculated automatically. Generally, interior gateway protocol, such as OSPF or IS-IS is utilized. This is mainly because MPLS networks normally covers a single administrative domain. Traffic engineering (TE) extensions are used to avoid any single point of failure and establish LSPs with guaranteed QoS characteristics. 
There are plenty of internet service providers that offer MPLS services as well. One of the best ones that you could choose is Tikona Infinet Private Limited for your work purposes. There are several reviews about Tikona to support that.
In India, Tikona Infinet Private limited is the leading provider of MPLS networking services. The company provides L3VPN, L2VPN MPLS Services on its VPN backbone, through its Pan-India POP footprint. With a Tikona Broadband, you can enjoy amazing benefits such as low cost, assured security and flexibility. Reviews of satisfied customers says that Tikona Broadband is a dependable ISP. Benefits of Tikona Infinet’s solution include:

  • Increased productivity through better network and application performance
  • Reduced network-related capital expenditures by leveraging Tikona Infinet’s Managed Network Services
  • Streamlined operations by providing a single point of contact across your network
  • Support for business growth by ensuring the scalability of your network
  • Ability to allocate critical IT resources to core activities while accessing Tikona Infinet’s deep network expertise and 24/7 support
  • Improved network control and bandwidth management for seamless communications


Some of the other Tikona home and enterprise solutions include secured office Wi-Fi, leased line internet connections, and more.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Latest Tikona Internet Plans

Tikona Infinet Limited is one of the best Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in India. It is working towards the goal of creating a broadband-enabled India.

Tikona currently provides 25 of the top Indian cities with its wireless broadband services. It even has an Indian Class-A ISP license. This license was given by the Ministry of Communications, Government of India.

In order to build comprehensive services framework, Tikona has engaged with other technology partners. Together, they are trying to deliver quality voice, video, IT applications, and other multimedia content services through a broadband connection or an IP-centric network. These are small steps towards a digital India.

The company offers a number of interesting plans for its subscribers. They have launched new offers just recently that has three key features-
  • Pay for 60 days and get another 30 days on the plan for free
  • Pay for 5 months and get another month free on your plan (no installation charges applicable)
  • Pay for 10 months and get 2 more months free on your plan (no installation charges applicable)

What’s more, you could ask for a demo at your own house, before paying for it! Let’s take a detailed look at the internet plans-

No FUP Limit Plans-

These are the plans that do not have a FUP limit. Following table entails all the necessary details.

Data speed
3 Mbps
6 Mbps
Monthly plan charges** (in INR)
750
950
Subscription Amount* (in INR)
2,360
2,840
Plan Name
ADULM3M750
ADULM6M950


Daily Usage Dynamic Speed Plans-

The Daily Usage Dynamic Speed Plans give you daily data limits, after which the speed is reduced. They run on an intelligent network that offers a primary download speed of up to 10 Mbps depending on the data traffic and subscriber’s usage. A minimum download speed of 2 Mbps is always available. If the user crosses the Daily Usage Limit, the secondary usage speed will be 1 Mbps. The primary speed will be restored the next day with the renewal of Daily Usage Limit for the next day.

Data Speed
10
10
10
10
10
Monthly plan charges** (in INR)
550
650
750
850
950
Daily usage limit (GBs at primary download speed)
2
3
4
5
6
Subscription amount* (in INR)
1,890
2,130
2,360
2,600
2,840
Plan name
DULM10M550
DULM10M650
DULM10M750
DULM10M850
DULM10M950


FUP Plans-

The Fair Usage Policy (FUP) Plans come with monthly limits and the speed reduces only after you have exhausted the data for your whole month.

Data speed
3 Mbps
6 Mbps
3 Mbps
6 Mbps
6 Mbps
6 Mbps
Monthly plan charges** (in INR)
550
550
650
650
750
850
Usage limit (GBs at primary download speed)
60
45
80
60
90
120
Subscription Amount* (in INR)
1,890
1,890
2,130
2,130
2,360
2,600
Plan Name
ADBBM3M550
ADBBM6M550
ADBBM3M650
ADBBM6M650
ADBBM6M750
ADBBM6M850


Note-

The subscription amount for all the plans are for a duration of three months. This includes an advance rental of two months, installation charges of INR 500, and applicable taxes. From the fourth month onwards, the subscriber will get an advanced bill with the monthly plan charges of their chosen plan.

* The subscription is inclusive of all taxes.
** The monthly plan charges are exclusive of all taxes.


Benefits of Tikona’s plans-

With its wide range of services, the ISP has become a popular choice across the country, evident from the several positive Tikona reviews from the subscribers. It’s broadband services not only offer value for money, but also several benefits. Some of them are:
  • ·         Make your life cable free with a Direct-to-Home (D2H) facility
  • ·         Ensure resistance to interference with Smart Antennas
  • ·         Get two times more coverage than standard Wi-Fi access points
  • ·         Get optimum Wi-Fi security with the WPA2 Enterprise encryption
  • ·         Pay only after the in-home demo is done
  • ·         Get faster delivery timelines
  • ·         Enjoy proactive service assistance
  • ·         Get easy site relocation and scalability

With so many benefits and attractive plans offered, you should definitely choose Tikona as your ISP, either for your home use or for your office work.