Coverage and Topology
Preference should be given to providers that can offer provider edge (PE) devices in the majority of the vicinities where you have site locations. The reason for this is that latency over the high-speed networks that connect PE devices is much lower than the latency of lower-speed links connecting enterprise edge routers to the PE. The more PEs in the vicinity of your site locations, the less backhaul over low-speed networks that is required.
When considering extranet capability, it is likely that the sites on your network that you want to be visible to a partner
These issues could be addressed by questions such as the following:
Customer Edge Router Management
Enterprises have to choose whether they want the CE managed by
It allows the enterprise to manage other information technology (IT) infrastructure services on the CEs, such as public switched telephone network (PSTN) gateway functionality or content distribution functionality.
Many new features are
When the CEs are accessible from the enterprise network, the enterprise can observe and communicate the state of the WAN interfaces upon circuit or equipment failure to assist in troubleshooting, rather than first forcing a service provider's dispatch to look at the equipment.
The following may be