Lightpath Deploys MPLS

Cablevision Systems Corp.'s Lightpath subsidiary is deploying multiprotocol-label-switching technology in its network using Cisco Systems Inc.’s “7600-series” switch.

The technology allows Lightpath to deliver its services over a single, converged Internet-protocol core network.

"Lightpath is now positioned to seamlessly support all existing legacy networking protocols, as well as the new protocols required to deliver emerging services, such as metro Ethernet, virtual private networks and voice over IP," Lightpath senior vice president of network services Brian Fabiano said in a prepared statement.

The MPLS addition follows by several months Lightpath's transformation from a SONET-based (synchronous optical network) network to dense-wave-division multiplexing. That move created an increase in capacity that smoothed the transition to MPLS.