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[EFM] 1 Gbps != 999.9 Mbps

> Service providers have a desire to offer a full 1GE service and not use any
> of it's bandwidth for OAM. The rule of conservation of bandwidth means the
> OAM needs to go somewhere other then in the bandwidth reserved for the 1GE
> payload. I take it as read that 100% utilisation of a 1GE is unlikely, but
> that is not the point. The point is that service providers want to offer 1GE
> service period, not a 999.9Mbit service.

  Does the existence of the Mac Control PAUSE frame therefore make
Ethernet unsuitable for service providers?

Denton Gentry
Dominet Systems