The MPC 480 is a versatile edge routing platform designed to deliver the ultimate user experience. Highly configurable, this edge router enables operators to take full advantage of converged Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks for business and residential service delivery, mobile backhaul, and private (VPN) networking. With flexible line-card software options offering a unique feature-set, the MPC480 reduces investment costs and total cost of ownership. In addition, the MPC480 makes it possible for network operators to make more effective design choices for their service rich networks. Enhanced troubleshooting capabilities and superior quality of service functionality improve the user experience and give more customer satisfaction and therefore more ARPU. The MPC480 is designed for Ethernet-based infrastructure in order to deliver the best cost efficiency and scalability to edge routing and Ethernet aggregation. The MPC480 can have multiple roles within the network; serving as a core router, a service router/BNG, an edge router for business VPN services and metro aggregation with Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services.