Provider Edge

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A Provider Edge router (PE router) is a router between one network service provider's area and areas administered by other network providers[1]. A network provider is usually an Internet service provider as well (or only that).

The term PE router covers equipment capable of a broad range of routing protocols, notably:

PE routers do not need to be aware of what kind of traffic is coming from the provider's network, as opposed to a P Router that functions as a transit within the service provider's network. However, some PE routers also do labelling.

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  1. ^ "BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)". IETF Tools. IETF. Retrieved 2019-11-13.