I am looking at applying for some government funding
We will probably need to provide layer 2 wholesale access and split the company into a network and retail division.
Much like our government's fibre-to-the-home build, each customer tail is delivered across a handover with each customer as a seperate VLAN which creates an end-to-end layer 2 connection.
I was thinking I would use a mikrotik mAP which would create a layer 2 VPN from its lan port, back into a concentrator at our core, and then pass it through the handover as a vlan to the retailer (or my new retail division)
PPTP seems to loose alot of speed over multiple hops and distance (~120kms and 6 hops it slows from 10mbit plain routed down to 6mbits via the vpn) when i tested it using my computer vpn'd into the border router.
So then we thought that we could try using MPLS/VPLS tunnels - except because they run at layer 2, and cannot be routed through a layer 3 TCP/IPv4 powercode BMU, they wont work.
How would you guys go about doing this, while still maintaining compatibility with the powercode router.