OSS broadens its net – part 6

The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.”
Pierre Bonnard.

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, the non-CSP market is a fascinating one with regards to naming conventions.

For CSPs, I recommend to start with some form of variation on the ITU M.1400 recommendation, as shown on the naming convention tool page.

A communication network circuit will generally have an A-end and a B-end so the M.1400 model suits this situation. However, other utilities may have vastly different naming convention needs. For example, an electricity provider is likely to focus naming on their core business needs (ie electrical circuits), where a diverse electrical circuit may consist of an A, B and C points for diversity.

An OSS vendor seeking to service other industries will need to carefully consider whether the required data modelling will have a detrimental impact on in-built rules with its applications.

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