Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Chris Kellett (CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee Emergency Services Working Group)

Ottawa, 20 December 2017

Our reference:  8621-C12-01/08

BY EMAIL

Mr. Chris Kellett
Chair, CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee Emergency Services Working Group
Chris.Kellett@ESWG9-1-1.ca

Re:  CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG) requests for extension for submission of next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) implementation reports

Dear Mr. Kellett:

In Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-182, the Commission requested that the ESWG provide its recommendations for the implementation of NG9-1-1 in Canada, specifically requesting that the ESWG submit reports with recommendations to the Commission by 31 December 2017.

In correspondence to the Commission dated 13 December 2017, the ESWG indicated that although significant progress is being made on each task, it requires additional time to submit the reports to the Commission. The ESWG therefore requested extensions to (i) 8 March 2018 for Task Identification Form (TIF)-81, TIF-82, TIF-83 and TIF-88; (ii) 16 July 2018 for TIF-89; and (iii) 30 March 2019 for TIF-90.

The ESWG indicated that a delay in the receipt of these recommendations is not expected to have a negative impact on the Commission’s mandated key milestones, namely the trials and the launch of NG9-1-1 Voice and NG9-1-1 Text Messaging.

The Commission has reviewed the requests and grants the extensions as requested to allow the ESWG additional time to complete the tasks and submit the reports. The extensions will enable stakeholders to conduct a more comprehensive review of the issues resulting in more informed recommendations. The Commission expects that the extensions will not impact the NG9-1-1 implementation deadlines as defined in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-182.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Chis Seidl
Acting Secretary General

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