What's the meaning of virtual POP ?

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Thu Aug 25 09:10:20 UTC 2016

> At Level 3, a VPOP is a POP that we operate under someone else's
> license.  For example, we have VPOPs in a number of markets throughout
> the Asia Pacific region, including countries like China, Vietnam,
> Indonesia, and others.  We are buying a service from a partner that
> has an operating license in that country where they provide routers,
> entrance facilities, colo and other related infrastructure items, but
> we otherwise operate it as a full POP.  It's in our OSS/BSS systems
> like any other location.

how does this work for mpls vpn based services across continent/country?
i.e. are there inter-provider mpls vpn issues?


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