Level 3® Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)

Powerful Communication. Perfectly Simple. 

Enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity is critical to success. But it doesn’t have to be hard.

Level 3 Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) delivers global, any-to-any, Ethernet technology. Connect all your sites together, regardless of geographic location, into a single LAN. Easily add sites, expand your business and connect your locations.

Why Level 3 VPLS

Work Smarter, Not Harder

To work smart, you need the right tools. Our VPLS service can deliver a secure, private, full-mesh Ethernet VPN service for connecting your enterprise. And it comes with Ethernet-smart demarcation network interfaces for simplified Ethernet testing, turn-up and end-to-end service visibility across your WAN, which saves your staff time.

Global reach, routing control, verifiable bandwidth throughout and end-to-end SLA guarantees available.

Level 3 VPLS – clearly the smart choice.

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Smart WAN. Smart Business.

Level 3 VPLS Service Benefits

  • Secure networking environment: Leverages our global MPLS network to create a private path across the Level 3 backbone — isolated from other customers’ domains.
  • Flexibility and scalability: Wide range of speeds — Fast E, Gig E and beyond, with up to six CoS levels for traffic prioritization during high-growth periods.
  • Maintain network control: Customer end-to-end control of WAN routing and protocol decisions, including protocol transparency. 
  • Buy what you need: Efficient, flexible billing options with multiple bandwidth increments. Choose the right bandwidth and billing profile for your application demands and budgets.
  • Realize cost efficiencies: Leverage multiple services on a single port and Ethernet access circuit to reduce access costs and provide flexible bandwidth allocations across services.
  • Bundle with Level 3 Managed Security services. Let our experts help keep your WAN secure.

Level 3 VPLS Service Details

  • Global connectivity. Availability in more than 45 countries and 500 markets across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
  • Multi-service ports. Multiple services (e.g., MPLS/IP VPN, Internet, EVPL) supported on a single VPN port and Ethernet access circuit.
  • Standard Ethernet Smart Demarcation. End-to-end connectivity fault management and remote testing through a standard Level 3 inline Ethernet Network Interface Device (NID).
  • End-to-end service level guarantees. Add on Performance Assurance for enhanced reporting. Key performance metrics for frame delivery, frame delay (latency) and frame delay variation (jitter).
  • Hybrid Layer 2 VPLS and Layer 3 MPLS/IP VPN. High-speed Ethernet for large locations and MPLS IP VPN services to interconnect smaller sites.