Wouldn’t it be great if you could leave the office at 5:30 p.m. and hop right on an uncrowded expressway for the drive home? So instead of a 45-minute commute, it took 15 minutes, like it should?
That’s the way it would be if they put Sprint in charge of expressways, because we’d engineer them the way we’ve engineered our core IP network. Congestion isn’t an issue for us, because we manage a well-designed network in such a way as to prevent it from happening.
We don’t need to play games on our backbone to deal with congestion, since congestion isn’t an issue in the first place. That approach maximizes the versatility for customers on our IP/MPLS network. As a result, all MPLS customers get the VIP treatment, at no extra charge. If you’re hosting a high-definition videoconference between New York and San Francisco, for example, or sending important documents, the network won’t clog up and ruin your meeting or distort your images. Whatever your needs, the network can handle it, without issue.
Numerous providers set up “expressways” with separate classes of services on their backbones to keep the trucks in the right lanes, the multi-passenger vehicles in the HOV lane, and everybody else in the middle. However, with this approach, everyone still has to worry about rush hour congestion. For Sprint, we just let them hop on the road and drive.
And by the way, in the same way that drivers rely on GPS for directions, Sprint also offers a suite of Managed Services with guidance for your MPLS network.