Telecom Commission Letter addressed to Mr. Chris Kellett
Ottawa, 31 October 2019
Our reference: 8621-C12-01/08
Mr. Chris Kellett
Chair, CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee Emergency Services Working Group
Dear Mr. Kellett:
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
In Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-182, the Commission requested that the ESWG submit reports with recommendations to the Commission regarding the implementation of NG9-1-1 in Canada. In correspondence to the Commission dated 24 October 2019, the ESWG indicated that although significant progress is being made on various items requested by the Commission, it requires additional time to submit three reports. The ESWG therefore requested extensions (i) from 30 November 2019 to 15 May 2020 for Task Identification Form (TIF)-85; (ii) from 31 October 2019 to 10 April 2020 for TIF-90; and (iii) from 30 November 2019 to 15 June 2020 for TIF-91.
The ESWG indicated that a delay in the receipt of these recommendations would have no 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 conduct the trials, gather lessons learned, 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 critical path towards NG9-1-1 implementation deadlines as defined in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-182.
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