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Telecom Order


Ottawa, 22 June 1999


Telecom Order CRTC 99-552


On 15 April 1999, MTS Communications Inc. (MTS) filed proposed interim tariff revisions providing for the collection of contribution on international traffic on a per-minute basis, effective 1 April 1999. On 16 April 1999, MTS filed corrections to its proposed tariff pages.


File No.: Tariff Notice 362


1.In Telecom Order CRTC 99-302, 31 March 1999 (Order 99-302), the Commission granted interim approval, effective 1 April 1999, to tariff revisions for Bell Canada (Bell) implementing per-minute contribution charges on international traffic.


2.In Order 99-302, the Commission directed MTS and other carriers to file proposed interim tariff revisions consistent with the Bell tariff revisions granted interim approval in the Order, specifying an effective date of 1 April 1999.


3.MTS's proposed tariffs, as corrected, are granted interim approval, effective 1 April 1999, subject to the inclusion of the following wording as paragraph B in Item 50, Section 2, of CRTC 24006:


"As an alternative to (A) above, the Class A Licensee may choose to provide an itemized report, on a monthly basis, to an affiliated CLEC or a CLEC with which such Class A Licensee has a preferred relationship, as defined in the Central Fund Administration Agreement, of the contribution charges owing and remit the applicable contribution payment to that CLEC. When a Class A Licensee elects to use this alternative reporting method, that Class A Licensee must advise the Company in writing of this choice, at least one month prior to the date the change becomes effective."


Secretary General


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