Error Performance Measurement in Packet-switched Networks

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Authors Greg Mirsky  , Xiao Min 
Last updated 2021-01-14 (latest revision 2020-07-13)
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This document describes the use of the error performance metric to characterize a packet-switched network's conformance to the pre- defined set of performance objectives. In this document, metrics that characterize error performance in a PSN are defined, as well as methods to measure and calculate them. Also, the requirements for an active OAM protocol to support EPM in PSN are discussed, and potential candidate protocols analyzed. All metrics and measurement methods are equally applicable to underlay and overlay networks.


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