Features and benefits

  • Increases the VLAN space in a provider network or enterprise backbone.

  • Reduces the number of VLANs that a provider needs to support within the provider network for the same number of customers.

  • Enables customers to plan their own VLAN IDs, without running into conflicts with service provider VLAN IDs.

  • Provides a simple Layer 2VPN solution for small-sized MANs (Metropolitan Area Networks) or intranets.

  • Provides for customer traffic isolation at Layer 2 within a Service Provider network.