Michigan Number Portability Workshop

Case No. U-10860

August 23, 1996 Meeting Minutes



I. Introduction

The third meeting of the Michigan Number Portability Workshop was held on August 23, 1996 in Traverse City, Michigan. Terry Appenzeller provided the agenda and the opening statements.


II. Meeting Attendees

In attendance :

Terry Appenzeller Ameritech

Beth Kistner MCI Metro Dee Branch Ameritech

Tim Collins Continental Tele. John Shea Consultant

Larry Little GTE John Mahoney Perot Systems

Denise Hardaway Ameritech Geoff Wilbur M.E.C.A

Barry Bishop Ameritech Scott Stevenson T.A.M.

Pamela Criner Ameritech Bob Reynolds Ameritech

Lori Doughty Ameritech Brian Baldwin Ameritech

Roger Marshall Ameritech Wayne Heinmiller Ameritech



IV. Review of the Number Portability Workshop Process


The following was reviewed and discussed at the meeting:

Readouts from the Illinois LNP Workshop Subcommittees Leaders, including responsibilities, time lines, open issues, accomplishments and recommendations.

Switching Requirements - Brian Baldwin

Phase I is "...in a stable state...available to Michigan as well".

Lucent assumed responsibility of documentation (available from Brian)

Operator Services - Brian Baldwin

Generic requirement documentation completed in June.

Software available 3rd quarter, 1997 (time frame from vendors)

Nortell software available October 1, 1997.

Phase II being worked on - FCC giving assistance with cellular

Further discussion on Phase II at the Illinois meeting on October 21.

SCP Requirements - Wayne Heinmiller

Issue list discussed. Defining requirements for machine receiving queries

also working on capabilities of queries.

Regarding NPAC - drafting new requirements in an appendix to existing document.

In the process of developing and providing new document on website


SMS - Roger Marshall

New SCPs being put in Chicago, being deployed on per capacity requirement

Number of translations per second will determine number of SCPs required.

Certain SMS will have portions of the entire "region" cost is an issue.

Lockheed was selected based on specific criteria.

Reaching agreement on specs - Audits is an issue; resolution expected soon.

Unclear as to how one way flow to one inter exchange carrier - not two- is going to work.

Illinois received exceptions from FCC

Regarding Neutral Third Party Database Administrator

RFP written to "expand" to Ameritech Region - one database (standard)

Need to develop screening process.

LLC Legal - Roger Marshall

The Limited Liability Corportation (LLC ), for legal counsel and insurance liability,

was signed on August 21.

All six Members are facilities based providers.

Cost $10,000 to become a voting member

Expand the existing LLC to include Michigan, or form a new one to be determined.

Operations - Barry Bishop (contact for handouts or diskettes provided at the meeting)

Generic LNP Provisioning Process Flow provided and explained.

Illinois Issues List discussed; following are items of immediate concern:

Ten digit (10D) company positions need resolution.

NPAC/SMS maintenance audits.

Electronic bonding.

Testing is underway - scheduled to be complete in Illinois by December 1, 1996.

Copies of the other presentations and handouts are available upon request from Pam Criner telephone number 847-248-3521.



. Michigan Decisions/Implementation Plans


The Implementation Plan will consist of the following:

1. The Michigan LNP Workshop Members will identify on the Master Michigan Exchange List the priority of those exchanges their company wants number portability scheduled. The master or consolidated Ameritech Michigan and GTE Exchange list in EXCEL (and paper copy) was made available at the August 23 meeting. (Those companies not in attendance at the meeting received the diskettes, along with prioritization directions, via the mail.).



VI. Action Items and Upcoming Meetings

Action Item 1:

Michigan Number Portability Members to prioritize the master list of Michigan Exchanges.

Action Item 2:

Use of existing (Illinois) Legal Liability Company for Michigan Number Portability Workshop?

Roger Marshall to report initial view at the September 25, 1996 meeting.

One "Legal" and one "Business" Representative from each workshop member company is required for the LLC work portion of the Workshop. "New entrants" to provide names and contact numbers to the Workshop Committee.


Action Item 3:

Committee Objectives

Resolve LLC issue and identify Michigan members.

Complete deployment plan for Michigan by the end of this year.




Meeting dates were established for the remainder of 1996.:

Wednesday, September 25 in Traverse City

Tuesday, October 22 in Detroit

Thursday, November 21 in Detroit















Notes for this meeting were prepared by Pamela Criner, Ameritech, telephone number 847-248-3521. .







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