Ethernet Now Offers the Most Comprehensive OAM for Packet-Based Solutions
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Overview: OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance) describes the instrumentation of telecommunications networks that provide operators with the tools to remotely manage their network infrastructure. If Carrier Ethernet is to fulfill its promise as the next-generation packet-based infrastructure for metropolitan and wide area networks, OAM capabilities must be added to Ethernet. This paper explains the new standards that provide Ethernet with the most comprehensive OAM for packet-based solutions.