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Ottawa, 29 April 2011

CISC consensus items – Guidelines for unbundled loops and number portability and guideline for central office code assignment

File number: 8621-C12-01/08

1.      On 2 March 2011, the Business Process Working Group (BPWG) and the Canadian Steering Committee on Numbering (CSCN) of the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) submitted the following consensus reports for Commission approval:

  •  BPWG – Installation, Testing and Maintenance Guidelines for Unbundled Loops and Number Portability, Version 9.0 (BPRE080a and BPGLITMG90); and
  •  CSCN TIF Report 91 re: TIF 75 CSCN Guidelines Review – Canadian Central Office Code (NXX) Assignment Guideline, Version 8.0, and Appendix F (CNRE091A).

2.      These consensus reports can be found under “Reports” on the 2 March 2011 CISC meeting agenda, which is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca.

3.      The Commission has reviewed and approves the above-noted consensus reports with the following modifications to CNRE091A:

In the Glossary, section 12.0, the definition provided for the term “Initial Code” is to read as follows (changes are in italics):

The first Central Office Code assigned to a Code Holder based on a new Switching Entity, or a new Point of Interconnection (POI), or an additional Exchange Area served by an existing Switching Entity or POI consistent with regulatory requirements.

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