Standardization Status on Carrier Class Ethernet OAM

Hiroshi OHTA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.3   pp.644-650
Publication Date: 2006/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.3.644
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on the Next Generation Ethernet Technologies)
Ethernet,  OAM,  ITU-T,  IEEE 802,  

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This paper shows the recent standardization activities on Ethernet OAM functions. First, it briefly introduces recent carrier class Ethernet services indicating their characteristics and operational issues. Then, it explains current standardization status on Ethernet OAM functions. Finally it shows the requirements for Ethernet OAM functions and details of the OAM mechanisms currently being standardized by ITU-T SG13, SG15 and IEEE 802.1 WG.