Telecom - Commission Letter adressed to Mr. Kelly T. Walsh (Canadian Numbering Administrator)

Ottawa, 1 March 2021

Our reference: 8621-C12-01/08


Mr. Kelly T. Walsh
CNA Program Manager
Canadian Numbering Administrator
150 Isabella Street, Suite 605
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5H3

RE:  Area codes 343/613 Jeopardy Situation

Dear Mr. Walsh:

By letter dated 22 February 2021, the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) advised CRTC staff that area code complex 343/613 is in a jeopardy condition due to an advancement of 16 months in the projected exhaust date (PED), as indicated by the January 2021 Relief-Numbering Resource Utilization Forecast (R-NRUF). The January 2021 R-NRUF shows that the PED has advanced from February 2024 to October 2022, which is 20 months from now.

While relief planning is currently underway, a date for implementation of a new area code has not yet been determined and the relief implementation plan has not yet been completed. Thus, in accordance with section 9.1 of the Canadian NPA Relief Planning Guideline (version 7.0) this area code complex has entered a jeopardy condition.

In the above noted letter, the CNA is recommending that jeopardy measures should be put in place, which will require that the CNA:

CRTC staff agrees with the CNA’s assessment and confirms that the 343/613 code complex is in a jeopardy condition, that the Jeopardy Condition Plan is to be activated as of the date of this letter, and that the CNA is to follow the specific measures set out above as well as the other requirements in the Jeopardy Condition Plan.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Bill Mason, CRTC,
Suresh Khare, CNA,

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