When you’re connecting two User Network Interfaces (UNIs) together over an EPL, you can benefit from the fact that the amount of time it takes for a packet of data – sent along a network – to get to its destination will be short. In other words, you’ll have a low latency connection.
Transparency for Service Frames Between Interconnected UNIs
A major advantage of EPL service is “the high degree of transparency for Service Frames between the UNIs it interconnects… most fields in each Service Frame are identical at both the source and destination UNI when the Service Frame is delivered.” As a result, you will have a transparent view of all of the data that is transferred across your network.
Back-Up EVCs for Redundancy
Because network redundancy is easy to implement, inexpensive, and protects a business’s profit, many companies choose to use a secondary connection as a proactive measure in case their first connection goes down.
If, as a business owner, you would like to have redundancy with an Ethernet private line, you can do so using a back-up Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) with redundancy protocol. You will be able to guarantee that you only have one active EVC at a time.