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RE: [EFM] OAM - Tony's points


You wrote:
> Service providers have a desire to offer a full 1GE service and not use
> 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
> service period, not a 999.9Mbit service.

That would be a marketing argument.

> Service providers are not happy with even the smallest risk that customer
> data will block or corrupt the OAM channel.

That would be a technical argument.

It's important for this group to be able to tell the difference.


Andrew Smith