RE: [EFM] OAM - Tony's points
> 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.