The Flexible, Self-Healing MPLS IP-VPN Network Solution

Multiprotocol Label Switching – MPLS IP-VPN

An advanced solution that accommodates virtually all topologies and networking needs across your locations to provide a secure and scalable solution.

Enterprise-Class Support

Cox Business MPLS IP-VPN provides your enterprise with superior network performance and reliability backed by Service Level Agreements.


Decrease operational expenses by outsourcing WAN routing design, implementation and ongoing management with Cox Business.

Technical Specifications and FAQs

Find technical specifications and answers to commonly asked questions about MPLS IP-VPN.

Award-Winning Local Support for Every Enterprise

Our local Cox Business support team is available to you 24/7 to address any issues after implementation. Our reliable, self-healing MPLS network is backed by a 24/7 Network Operation Center constantly monitoring to keep your service operating without interruption. For added peace of mind, our Service Level Agreements revolve around packet delivery, latency, jitter, service availability and time to repair. Cox Business employs standards-based Quality of Service mechanisms to ensure maximum network traffic performance.

Applications by Industry

MPLS IP-VPN provides differentiated services to ensure your critical business applications receive the most optimum network performance available. You can also reduce management expense by complementing MPLS IP-VPN with our managed router solution for worry-free “end-to-end" WAN management.

Healthcare. helps healthcare entities maintain efficiency and focus by:

  • Reducing WAN management activity and freeing up your IT resources to focus on healthcare technology enhancements
  • Mitigating the complexity caused by mergers and network consolidation
  • Providing secure and reliable connectivity for clinical data exchange
  • Securely transferring electronic health records (EHRs) over a private network
  • Improving patient interaction and quality of time with patients through telemedicine
  • Securely networking healthcare campuses, clinics, insurance providers and remote diagnostic centers
  • Reducing total cost of ownership and improving return on investment

Education. helps schools and institutions by providing:

  • Reduced WAN management, which can free up IT resources to focus on educational issues
  • Improved teacher effectiveness by bringing applications and technology into the classroom
  • Improved student learning by enabling next-generation learning methods
  • Efficient delivery of remote learning connectivity with multicast support
  • Smartboard/whiteboard integration
  • Remote learning connectivity
  • Real-time video surveillance and other security methods
  • Faster downloads and application access
  • Higher bandwidth connections to satisfy online testing requirements
  • Cloud access and server consolidation
  • Expert guidance on E-Rate to help ensure proper funding
  • Administrative efficiencies — collaboration, learning management, records, digital content and curriculum, regularity compliance, grant writing, data management and analytics
  • State-of-the-art professional development programs

Local and state governments. excellent for public sector agencies by ensuring:

  • Secure interagency communication with increased efficiency and collaboration
  • Improved citizen safety and security
  • Support for bandwidth-intensive real-time applications (e.g., video court hearings, etc.)
  • Improved staff productivity by providing better user experience
  • Smooth scalability and budget friendliness
  • Easy procurement through standard GSA contacts
  • Enhanced delivery of e-government services

Finance. ideal for financial institutions that need:

  • A secure environment for transporting critical financial data 24/7
  • PCI compliance
  • Network consolidation with minimal implementation disruption
  • Improved user experience and online transaction speeds
  • Convergence of voice and video over one reliable network
  • Reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity


What are your Service Level Agreements?


Is IP Multicast supported? Yes. IP Multicast is a bandwidth conservation technology that reduces network traffic by simultaneously delivering a single stream of information to multiple users. Benefits of IP Multicast include reduced network costs, optimized network performance, and decreased IT resource scalability and availability issues (reducing load on application servers). Distributed applications that can take advantage of IP Multicast include video and audio streaming, database updates, push media and software distribution.

Is there a performance portal? Yes. Every IP-VPN includes access to the Cox online network performance Web portal. 

How many classes of service are supported? Cox MPLS IP-VPN enables customers to tailor their network traffic to suit their business needs. Depending on their network configuration, Cox MPLS IP-VPN can support up to four classes of service.

What are some of the requirements of the CE router?

Static Routing CE Requirements

  • 100 Mbps/1 Gbps Ethernet interface – one physical interface or logical interface configuration can be used
  • Support IPv4/IPv6 IP addressing
  • Support IPv4/IPv6 static routes

BGP Routing CE Requirements

  • 100 Mbps/1 Gbps Ethernet interface – two physical interfaces or one logical 802.1q interface using two separate VLANs
  • Support IPv4/IPv6 Routing
  • Support IPv4/IPv6 IP addressing
  • BGPv4 (RFC4271)
  • BGP MD5 Authentication (RFC2385)
  • BGP Route Refresh (RFC2918)
  • BGP Capabilities Advertisement (RFC3392)
  • BGP Extended Communities (RFC4360)
  • BGP-4 Multiprotocol Extensions (RFC4760)/IPv6 Extensions (RFC2545)

OSPF Routing CE Requirements

  • 100 Mbps/1 Gbps Ethernet interface – two physical interfaces or one logical 802.1q interface using two separate VLANs
  • Support IPv4/IPv6 IP addressing
  • Support IPv4/IPv6 routing
  • Router must support OSPFv2 (RFC2328)/OSPFv3 (RFC5340)

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