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Ottawa, 12 October 2011


To: Distribution List


Re: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-206, Proceeding to review network interconnection matters, as amended – Organization and conduct of the public hearing – Follow-up

Dear Madam/Sir:

As stated in the Commission’s letter dated 23 September 2011, this letter is intended to assist parties with respect to the structure and approach of their oral and written submissions.

Structure and Approach of Submissions

Parties are asked to present their submissions at the oral hearing in as plain language as possible in accordance with the structure and approach set out in the Appendix to this letter.  Submissions should be supported by appropriate rationale and should identify relevant impacts.  The Commission Panel’s questions at the hearing will be structured consistent with the approach set out in the Appendix.

Parties are advised that final written arguments, which may be filed with the Commission and copies served on other parties by 14 November 2011, are not to exceed 15 pages for the issues set out in the Appendix and 5 pages for the other matters that have been raised over the course of this proceeding, and are to include an executive summary no longer than 5 pages.

Copies of Documents Filed

All parties are also reminded that, with respect to any documents filed at the oral hearing (such as prepared remarks, exhibits, or responses to undertakings), 30 copies must be provided to the Hearing Secretary for the Commission’s use.  Copies of all such documents must also be served on all other parties present at the oral hearing on the date the document is filed.


Original signed by:

Robert A. Morin
Secretary General




Structure and Approach of Submissions


Determining the role of the Commission with respect to network interconnection for voice services as the industry increasingly moves towards an IP-based environment:

Reassessing the wireless carrier network interconnection regime:

Reassessing network interconnection in the territories of the small ILECs:

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1. Order Issuing a Direction to the CRTC on Implementing the Canadian Telecommunications Policy Objectives, P.C. 2006-1534, 14 December 2006

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