Sunday, January 28, 2007

Juniper Routers Achieve Ethernet First Mile OAM Certification

Iometrix, an independent testing lab, has certified that Juniper's M- and T-series routers are the industry's first routing platforms to successfully pass Iometrix compliance testing for Ethernet in the First Mile Operations Administration and Maintenance (OAM), as specified by IEEE draft 802.3ah.

IEEE draft 802.3ah specifies reliability and high availability requirements for Ethernet-based services, enabling service providers to deliver advanced, cost-effective Ethernet-based services with the high levels of quality and reliability required for business-class services.

The IEEE's 802.3ah OAM draft outlines requirements for link monitoring, fault signaling, and remote loopback capabilities. These features allow service providers to better manage customer access and to monitor and trouble-shoot network operations for Ethernet based services. Juniper Networks successfully tested all the required components of 802.3ah as well as many optional specifications which enable additional advanced capabilities and features.

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