Protocol Transparency through L2oS
Layer 2 over Satellite (L2oS) offers service providers the option to run an Evolution or Velocity network in an efficient Layer 2 bridging mode as an alternative to the traditional Layer 3 routing architecture.
ST Engineering iDirect’s Layer 2 over Satellite approach expands flexibility. A service provider can implement a variety of converged network architectures, pass any Layer 3 protocols desired, and easily modify Layer 3 architectures after deployment. Since data transport is decoupled from the overlaying network, L2oS enables new satellite service delivery models based upon carrier-grade Ethernet and facilitates converged services so that a satellite network can behave like a mainstream access network. A service provider can empower customers to configure their own networks without worry about impacting the underlying satellite network infrastructure.
L2oS service case opportunities include: