Midwest Operations Committee Meeting 10/16/98


The Midwest Operations Committee held a conference call on 10/16/98.


Thanks to Dick Dowd who took and provided his minutes which were used and added to for these meeting minutes.




Barry Bishop Lockheed Martin

OC Jackson AT&T

Donna Navickas Ameritech

Dick Dowd MCI

Sue Seitz Ameritech

Darin Liston Sprint Local

Brent Struthers ICC

Jeff Hoefer McLeod USA

Robin Meier Ameritech




November 19, 1998 9:00 am CST

Call in Meet-me bridge 312-814-8097





1. Number Pooling

2. New Entrant Documentation

3. Cross regional meeting

  1. WWISC




Issues discussed in today's meeting:


1.1 The manual contamination flow agreement for aging needs to be changed. Previously the team agreed to extend aging for disconnected numbers to November 1, 1998. The number pooling feature in release 1.4 will not be turned on until 1-19-99, with testing scheduled to complete 2-1-99. The group discussed a new date to extend aging. Two dates were

discussed 2-1 and 2-15.


Agreement Reached:

The aging process was extended to 2/15 to allow for slipping of target dates.


  1. Disconnected pooled numbers. In the original October timeline no special arrangements were agreed to regarding numbers which disconnect in the pooled blocks. Three plus months have been added to the timeline and there is a greater potential for numbers to disconnect and will require special handling for aging. The team discussed the need for an agreement where companies will review the pooled blocks to monitor disconnects and manually give them the new aging time period. We need to determine if this is the best method, and how often a review should be conducted.


Agreements Reached:

Review to be conducted in February.

If a contaminated block is assigned, Lockheed Martin will notify Robin and she will call an emergency meeting to discuss what needs to happen.


1.3 LERG 1000 blocks indicator for 847. The LERG modification for the 1000 block indicator is not available until March 1999. Discussion took place for how this affects the 847 area. Questions discussed included:


A. Who's keeping track of the 847- 1000's blocks to input in the LERG in March '99?



Each pooling participant is to track their own.


B. What do we do until March '99? How does the industry know who has which 1000 blocks?



If a block is assigned, the pooling participant's receive an Email notification from Lockheed Martin and Lockheed Martin also places this information on the Number Pooling website numberpool.com


C. Is record an individual company responsibility or will Lockheed Martin will keep this information on the WEB site until March 99. Is the solution a combination of Lockheed Martin and individual company. Will companies have the information required to track?



The record is the individual company's responsibility. Lockheed Martin will keep this information on the Web site as well.




The document was presented to NIIF by Robin. It was accepted by the NIM committee as an issue to discuss (Issue 130). The issue needs to be formally accepted in General Session (November meeting) to be worked starting in the November NIM meeting.






Discussion regarding whether additional meetings are of benefit to our Operations Committee. Those present did not see a real benefit to holding further national meetings. Issues should be worked in the existing National Forums or Regionally as long as there are issues to be resolved.




Darin Liston gave a brief impromptu report from the WWISC (Wireline Wireless Integration Sub Committee) meeting. At the meeting primarily the NANC flows were reviewed. Other key discussion items included:

Query differences

911 will identify correctly to PSAP, callback problem may go to the wrong place.

OBF- LSR forms/process Statement of work for NPAC. WWISC wants enhancements included in release 2. There concern is there won't be enough time to test, as they have a flash cut. (Note: On this call it was thought that release 2 was closed.)


Wireless to Wireline has agreed to the time frames for wireline.

Wireline to Wireless time frames are not agreed to. Wireless feels they want to be able to program the phone at the time the customer is in the store, not ask the customer to come back at a later date.


Law Enforcement

Some discussion occurred regarding the law enforcement community’s position that the IVR needs to include ported and non ported numbers in the data base. Password Administration is not an issue for Service Providers as Password Administration is no cost to Service Providers.


Code Opening Issue

When Code Opening agreements were made in the original agreements (April 97) and later in the subsequent agreements in May 98 the main assumption was as follows: That once a NPA-NXX is made LNP Capable it would remain LNP Capable.


It was identified that LERG activity has shown NPA-NXX’s which were marked LNP capable Y are being ‘turned off’ - marked LNP capable -N. This creates unnecessary additional work to all Service Providers.


In the November meeting there will be discussions surrounding this issue.


CO-Chair discussion

Dick Dowd volunteered to replace Oc Jacksons vacancy for Co-chair. It was discussed that if the meetings continued in 1999 that would be very beneficial and we thanked Dick for the offer and assistance. The group decided to wait and see what our path forward will be before taking more formal steps.




November 19, 1998 9:00 am CST

Call in Meet-me bridge 312-814-8097



Code Opening issue - LERG



Robin Meier

Midwest Region LNP Operations Chair