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Telecom Order CRTC 2003-256

  Ottawa, 26 June 2003

TELUS Communications Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 504

Intelligent Network Interconnection


The Commission received an application by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), dated 11 October 2002, requesting the withdrawal of the former TCI Carrier Access Tariff (CAT) item 230, Intelligent Network Interconnection (INI).


TCI indicated that INI provides alternate enhanced service providers (AESPs) with the capability to interconnect their services and facilities with those of TCI for the purpose of providing advanced intelligent network (AIN) services. TCI stated that there were no existing customers subscribing to INI service in Alberta, nor was there any expected demand for the service.


By letter dated 22 October 2002, TCI was requested to confirm that none of its services relied on the functionalities which underlie the provision of INI.


TCI's response on 3 December 2002 provided a list of its tariffed services and forborne services that TCI stated rely on the functionalities that underlie the provision of INI.


The Commission notes the extent to which services offered by TCI rely on the functionalities that underlie the provision of INI and the Commission is concerned that the withdrawal of INI could adversely impact the ability of AESPs to provide enhanced AIN services.


Furthermore, the Commission notes that allowing the withdrawal of this service would result in the elimination of the CAT for this item. The Commission also notes that consistent with the imputation test rules set out in Review of Regulatory Framework, Telecom Decision CRTC 94-19, 16 September 1994, the CAT prices for these services should be imputed as a cost component for the purpose of demonstrating that the imputation test has been satisfied.


The Commission considers that TCI is required to use the INI CAT price to impute the associated costs when developing an imputation test in support of any service that relies on the functionalities that underlie the provision of INI. Accordingly, the Commission finds that it is necessary for INI to remain in place.


In light of the above, the Commission denies TCI's application.
  Secretary General
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