Creating a Circuit ID Format
Daniel.Jameson at tdstelecom.com
Tue Aug 22 18:11:43 UTC 2017
What's the intended use of the Circuit ID? Internal ID, Stickered Customer CPE; Planning to carry other carriers circuits? With so many virtual components in circuits now, Where the circuit ID used to have some useful information, it's been largely reduced to a minimum amount of information that can get a customer/service tech in touch with the right tech support group. It's a-typical to provide a circuit-id for residential customers, they're typically reserved for business class services although there isn't anything that would prevent it other than managing the data/changes.
(prefix 2) usually a form of where the service originates (Commonly where the IP address is provisioned)
Service type - format is up to the circuit owner.
A common syntax is:
First digit identifies the service delivery type - E = Ethernet A=ATM S=Sonet P=PON ...
Second digit identifies the physical delivery type.
Third and fourth digits identify the fractional provisioned rate as a %
Serial number - 6 digit alphanumeric serial number usually encoded with cust/location/
Suffix - used if cust/location for circuit count. Or generically as circuit count. (customer has 2 10G)
Company Code - use up to 4 letter (this is the controller of the circuit)
Segment - if it's a multi-segment circuit. Occasionally used to denote if a circuit is protection.
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Colton Conor
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 2:26 PM
Subject: Creating a Circuit ID Format
We are building a new fiber network, and need help creating a circuit ID format to for new fiber circuits. Is there a guide or standard for fiber circuit formats? Does the circuit ID change when say a customer upgrades for 100Mbps to 1Gbps port?
What do the larger carriers do? Any advice on creating a circuit ID format for a brand new fiber network?
Originally we ran a CLEC using a LECs copper, and our circuit ID was historically a telephone number for DSL circuits. The ILEC had a complex method for assigning circuit IDs.
I am sure anything will work as long as you keep track of it, but any advice would be great!
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