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Ottawa, 29 October 1997

To: P.N. 96-28 Interested Parties List

Re: Local Competition, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-8, 1 May 1997 (Decision 97-8): Follow-Up Process - 2 September 1997 Reports

Dear Sir or Madam:

On 2 September 1997, the Commission received reports on the tasks identified and worked on by the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) Sub-Groups. A consensus among participants was achieved on a number of tasks. The Commission hereby approves and adopts the consensus positions as set out in Appendix A.

The Commission notes that reports NPRE001 on Transiting Arrangements and CTRE015 on the Application of Consumer Safeguards to Resellers relate to other proceedings currently before the Commission. In addition, consensus tasks of the Central Fund Sub-Group (SG) are still under review by the Commission. Therefore, the Commission defers its decision on these items.

The Commission recognizes the complexity of tasks relating to the implementation of local competition and associated issues. The Commission would like to acknowledge the remarkable work done by participating parties and commends all groups for the quality of their work.

Yours sincerely,

Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General and
Chief Operating Officer



Task #

Consensus Description


Request-driven versus Pre-determined Rollout Schedule

LNP rollout should take place through a combination of two processes: (i) pursuant to a pre-determined rollout schedule, and (ii) pursuant to carrier-requests for LNP deployment.


LNP Trial Scope and Objectives

The consensus positions reached on this issue are as described in report TPRE002.


Timing and Duration

Consensus was achieved on the list of activities and the final milestone of November 3rd 1997 as target date for the industry readiness to start the LNP trial, Phase 1. [note: it was later agreed to alter the date to November 17]

The consensus positions for the work breakdown structure for LNP trial, Phase 0 are as specified in the report TPRE003.


Review of the customer migration process to determine the impact of leased and/or third-party-maintained equipment

1. There are no specific impacts of leased equipment to be noted on customer migration process maps.
2. Customer transfer impacts on leased equipment are generally an issue between a customer and the equipment supplier/ maintenance provider, not between the two LECs.
3. LECs will need to designate a point of contact for equipment suppliers and maintenance providers for installation and repair situations.
4. To the extent that the customer migration process is affected by wiring associated with leased equipment, this issue will be addressed by the Building Access & Inside Wire SWG.


Business Failures, Mergers and Acquisitions

The consensus positions reached by the Sub-Group are as described in report CTRE008a.


Return of Leased Loops

Where a LEC acquires a specific end-customer, and where the existing loop can be identified, and where it is an ILEC loop, it must be made available to the acquiring LEC, whether employed by the ILEC or a leasee.


Impacts of LNP on Directory Listings

The OS/DL SWG concluded that the implementation of service provider portability within an exchange, should not impact the provision of directories or directory assistance. However, the SWG concluded that geographic number portability will impact the NPA-NXX sort mechanisms presently used and that a viable alternative may be to use Exchange Names. This information will be included in the proposed listing interchange file developed for the exchange of listings between LECs.


Operator Processes

Process maps were developed by the OS/DL SWG to illustrate model call flows for operator interface with respect to requests for toll assistance, e.g. operator handled call completion (collect, person to person, calling card, third party) and request for assistance requiring intermediary operators, e.g. trouble dialing, busy line verification and busy line interruption. Consensus was reached that operator hand-off would be a business decision and subject to negotiation between LECs providing operator services. The SWG agreed that further discussions for the provision of operator services within a multiple service provider environment should be deferred until an alternate operator service provider exists. At that time the industry could re-open discussions using the work completed to date as a starting point.

The Sub-Group set out the process for the Operator Services Hand-off in report DORE009a and in the "Model Call Flow for Operator Interface Map 4 and 5 Version 4.0" as issued by the SG on April 4, 1997 (DOCOMap4 & DOCOMap5).


Basic Listing Interchange File

The OS/DL SWG defined an appropriate mechanism for the exchange of basic listing information between local exchange carriers.

The OS/DL SWG recommends that all local exchange carriers make available basic listing information to other local exchange carriers for directories or directory assistance using the file format and process identified in contribution DOCO008d (Basic Listing Interchange File).


9-1-1 Architecture

The Sub-Group recognizes that in order to meet the January '98 objective, carriers will need to interconnect to ILEC 9-1-1 systems in accordance with the architecture described in the Trunk-side Interconnection Document wherever this architecture is available to CLECs.


Dual NPA-NXX within the same Exchange

The Sub-Group set out its consensus position regarding the accurate routing of 9-1-1 calls in Dual NPA-NXX situations in report ESRE003a.


Emergency Call Treatment Affecting Operator Services

The Sub-Group set out its consensus position in report ESRE008a.


Billing and Collection Agreements

The Sub-Group set out its consensus position in report ESRE009a.

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