Telecom - Commission Letter addressed to Kelly T. Walsh (Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA)
Ottawa, 11 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 249/705 Jeopardy Situation
Dear Mr. Walsh:
By letter dated 26 February 2021, the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) advised CRTC staff that area code complex 249/705 is in a jeopardy condition due to an advancement of 20 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 December 2024 to April 2023, which is 26 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:
- Enforce the Canadian NPA Relief Planning Guideline, Appendix F – Jeopardy Contingency Plan (JCP);
- Freeze central office code assignments per the January 2021 R-NRUF submissions; and
- Conduct area code complex 249/705 Jeopardy-Numbering Resource Utilization Forecasts (J-NRUFs) at the area code level of detail.
CRTC staff agrees with the CNA’s assessment and confirms that the 249/705 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.
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Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
c.c.: Bill Mason, CRTC, email@example.com
Suresh Khare, CNA, firstname.lastname@example.org
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