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Ottawa, 19 May 2011

CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee consensus report – 9-1-1 Test Bed Interconnection

File number: 8621-C12-01/08

1.      On 28 March 2011, the Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG) of the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) submitted the following consensus report for Commission approval:

  •  ESWG – 9-1-1 Test Bed Interconnection Report, Version 2.0 (ESRE0054a)

2.      In a letter dated 5 March 2010, Commission staff requested CISC to examine the technical feasibility of 9-1-1 test bed interconnection between incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and competitors and to determine the demand forecast and benefits of a test bed that has the same capabilities as the ILEC test bed or capabilities that are similar.

3.      In this report, the ESWG recommends that the Commission accept Bell Canada’s proposal to enable other local exchange carriers to use its provincial 9-1-1 test labs for their own 9-1-1 testing.

4.      This consensus report can be found under “Reports” on the 28 March 2011 CISC meeting agenda, which is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca.

5.      The Commission has reviewed and approves the above-noted consensus report.

Secretary General