Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Various Parties

Ottawa, 17 September 2018

Our reference:  8621-C12-01/08


Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Assistant General Counsel, Bell Canada

Mr. Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President – Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel, TELUS Communications Inc.

Re:  Extension request for Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) trial specifications (User-to-Network Interface and Network-to-Network Interface) from Bell Canada (Bell) and TELUS Communications Inc. (TELUS)

Dear Mr. Gauvin and Mr. Schmidt:

In Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-217, the Commission directed NG9-1-1 network providers to provide the trial specifications (User-to-Network Interface (UNI) and Network-to-Network Interface (NNI)), as soon as practical, and no later than 31 August 2018.

In correspondence to the Commission dated 17 August 2018, Bell Canada (Bell) requested an extension for providing the trial UNI and NNI, until 30 September 2018, indicating that more time is required to develop and complete the specifications.

In correspondence dated 21 August 2018, Rogers Communications Canada (Rogers) submitted that it does not object to Bell’s procedural request.

In correspondence dated 27 August 2018, TELUS submitted that it supports Bell’s request for an extension and requested that it be granted the same extension, for the same reasons outlined by Bell.

The Commission has reviewed the request and grants the extension as requested to allow Bell and TELUS to finalize the trial specifications. The Commission expects that the extension will not impact the NG9-1-1 implementation deadlines as defined in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-182.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Claude Doucet
Secretary General

cc.: Simon-Pierre Olivier, Rogers,
Chris Kellett, ESWG Chair,

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