Ethernet is now widely used by carriers.
Its OAM capabilities were limited but ITU-T consented Ethernet OAM and other related Draft Recommendations recently.
Recommendations on Ethernet architecture, Ethernet equipment and Ethernet services are also under work. These standards are expected to become available soon.
These Ethernet-related standards enhance advantages and attractiveness of Ethernet as a transport technology for NGN.
ITU-T Workshop “NGN and its Transport Networks“ Kobe, 20-21 April 2006