Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Michel Gilbert (KMTS)

Ottawa, 16 May 2017

Our reference: 8620-K1-201613092

BY EMAIL

Mr. Michel Gilbert
Assistant Director - Regulatory Affairs
Kenora Municipal Telephone System (KMTS)
5th Floor
87 West Ontario Street
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 1Y8
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

Re: Implementation plan of intermodal wireless number portability (WNP) in KMTS' exchanges of Kenora and Keewatin, ON

Dear Mr. Gilbert:

On 10 April 2017, the Commission received KMTS’ cost recovery plan associated with introducing intermodal WNP in the exchanges of Kenora and Keewatin, Ontario.

In order to assist the Commission in reviewing the proposed cost recovery plan, KMTS is requested to respond to the questions in the attachment to this letter by 31 May 2017. Interested parties will have until 9 June 2017 to provide comments on the related documents and KMTS will have until 16 June 2017 to provide its final reply.

As set out in Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-961, 23 December 2010, parties may designate certain information as confidential.

Should any information be designated as confidential, KMTS must provide an abridged version of the document involved for the public record, accompanied by an explanation as to how the information removed is confidential.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications sector
cc:  Simon-Pierre Olivier, Director Regulatory Affairs, rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com
Michael Holmes, CRTC, 819-953-5123, Michael.holmes@crtc.gc.ca
Imen Arfaoui, CRTC, 819-997-4663, imen.arfaoui@crtc.gc.ca

Attach. (1)

Question 1. In reference to paragraph 17 of the KMTS Report on the Economic Evaluation for Recovery of Costs Related to the Implementation of Intermodal Wireless Number Portability, filed 10 April 2017,

  1. Provide with respect to Project Management Expenses:
    1. A brief description of each major activity and each task within the major activity.
    2. A complete version of the table provided below.
      Major Activity Tasks Occurrence Rate (i.e. frequency of activity)
      (%)
      Source of Occurrence rate data Labour Unit Cost (LUC)
      ($ / Hour)
      Vintage of LUC
      (Year)
      Time Estimate
      (Minutes)
      Source of Time Estimate Data Vintage of Time Estimate
      (Year)
      Cost $
      (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) = (b) * (d) * (f)/60
                         
                         
                         
                         
      Total Project Management Cost Footnote*
    3. supporting rationale for time estimates provided in response to ii) above
  2. With respect to Training Customer Service and Central Office provide:
    1. The number of staff that has been assumed to be trained
    2. The time estimate with supporting rationale and Labour Unit Cost assumed in the estimation of these expenses.

Question 2. In reference to paragraph 20 of the KMTS Report on the Economic Evaluation for Recovery of Costs Related to the Implementation of Intermodal Wireless Number Portability, filed 10 April 2017, provide the methodology and assumptions, with supporting rationale, used to estimate the Service Provisioning expenses.

Question 3. In reference to Tables 1, 2, and 4 in the Wireless Number Portability Implementation Plan (Intermodal) – Cost Recovery Proposal (Supplemental), filed 10 April 2017, and Tables 3 and 5 of the appendix to KMTS Report on the Economic Evaluation for Recovery of Costs Related to the Implementation of Intermodal Wireless Number Portability, provide revised versions of the referenced tables that reflect a 10-year study period.

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