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Ottawa, 23 September 2013

Reference no.: 8622-E25-201307736


Keith Stevens
Execulink Telecom Inc.

Samer Bishay
Iristel Inc.

Sandra Parkinson
Vice-President, Legal Affairs
Teliphone Navigata-Westel Communication Inc.

RE: Part I application seeking an order directing Iristel Inc. and Teliphone Corp. To cease and desist from delivering toll calls to Execulink over extended area service trunks

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Commission is in receipt of an application from Execulink Telecom Inc. (Execulink), a small incumbent local exchange carrier (small ILEC), requesting a Commission order directing Iristel Inc. (Iristel) and Téliphone Navigata-Westel Communications Inc. (Téliphone) to, among other things, cease and desist from delivering any long distance calls to Execulink over Bell Canada’s local transit interconnection service. This application was posted as a Part 1 application on the Commission’s website on 28 May 2013.

In its reply, Iristel indicated that it was not contacted by Execulink prior to the filing of the Part 1 application and that it would have been willing to discuss and attempt to resolve the situation with Execulink without Commission intervention. Commission staff notes that there is no indication that Execulink and Téliphone were in contact over this issue prior to the filing of the Part 1 application.

Under the circumstances, Commission staff is of the view that, as a first step, parties should first attempt to resolve any issues regarding the routing of calls among themselves. Commission staff considers that 30 days would be an appropriate timeframe for this purpose. Accordingly, Execulink is to file a status update with the Commission by no later than 23 October 2013 indicating whether parties were able to come to a resolution. If parties are not able to resolve the issue by the identified timeframe, Iristel and Téliphone may then file reply comments to Execulink’s status update, as appropriate, no later than 30 October 2013. These filings will form part of the public record of this proceeding.

Commission staff reminds parties that in Telecom Decision 2010-908 [1] the Commission expressly determined that competitive local exchange carriers are to ensure that all long distance calls to small ILECs’ customers are routed via toll interconnection trunks, and not over local transit trunks. This determination was later confirmed in Telecom Decision 2011-416 [2].

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by K. Wardle for

Mario Bertrand
Director, Dispute Resolution

c.c.: Hay Communications Co-operative Limited,
Téléphone Guèvremont inc.,
La Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Victor,
Téléphone de St-Ephrem inc.,
Sogetel inc.,
La Cie de Téléphone de Courcelles,

[1] Quebecor Media Inc. and Rogers Communications Partnership – Use of Bell Canada’s local transit service to deliver long-distance calls to small incumbent local exchange carriers’ customers, Telecom Decision CRTC 2010-908, 3 December 2010

[2] TELUS Communications Company – Application for clarification and expedited relief concerning the manner in which Bell Canada intends to implement Telecom Decision 2010-908, 11 July 2011, Telecom Decision CRTC 2011-416

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