Minneapolis/Milwaukee Implementation Meeting Minutes

Oct 3rd, 1997

Team, the following are very brief minutes of the Oct 3rd meeting.

In attendance:

Name Company

Unger, Glenn PSCW

Schewe, Jim US Xchange

Zammuto, Tina GTE

Ellingson, Duke Wisc NENA

Kempf, Gene Pacific Telecom Cellular

Hagen, Dan Pacific Telecom PTI

Kemnitz, Marlyn PTI

Sokolik, Gerald Century Tel

Willner, Dave Northeast

Parker, Monty West WI Tel

Stenseth, Mark West Wis Telcom

Anderson, Dan Chequamegon Tel Co-op

Engelman, Randy Chequamegon Tel Co-op

McConnell, Beverly KMC Telecom Inc.

Guitzkow, Cerise KMC Telecom Inc.

DeRoo, Nancy Ameritech 911

Shea, John Lockheed Martin

Jackson, Oc AT&T

Dube, Phyllis AT&T

Whitt, Andrew GTE Network Services

Hahn, Carl Answering Innovations

Girad, Scott WSTA

Davidoski, Debra Milwaukee PD

Gralak, Don Milwaukee PD

Barry Bishop Ameritech

 

The meeting started with introductions by all present.

Following the introductions, there was general discussion as to what was needed to proceed with the Minneapolis MSA (Wisconsin) deployment. Several of the items discussed were (Please note that most of the issues are the same for the Milwaukee MSA and will not be repeated for the minutes):

  1. Who will the players be? It appears that at this point there will only be 2 ILEC's (Ameritech and GTE), and 1 CLEC (MCI). It was indicated that it is expected that the rest of the ILEC's in the Minneapolis MSA will file for a waiver.
  2. There was a discussion concerning charging for queries. Ameritech has filed a FCC tariff for query charges made at either the Tandem or an end office. Questions were raised regarding under what conditions Ameritech would charge for queries when un dipped traffic was sent to it's network. Basically Ameritech will charge for queries when an N-1 network delivers traffic to the Ameritech network un dipped. A question was raised concerning traffic being delivered to Ameritech un dipped when Ameritech is the primary intra-lata toll carrier. In this case Ameritech would be the N-1 carrier.
  3. There was discussion concerning rolling out LNP when there have not been any interconnection agreements signed, or negotiations even started. This is a sensitive issue for many companies, and there was concern by some that the time frames may be to short to have inter-connection agreements in place in time to meet the required LNP dates. Ameritech stated that they will proceed making their switch's LNP capable in areas requested per the FCC mandate. While the switch's may become LNP capable, if Ameritech does not have inter-connection agreements and/or the implementation of the agreements have not been completed, this will essentially prevent testing and the porting of live customers. It is imperative that all players have the necessary inter-connection agreements in place to facilitate the roll out of LNP.

4. There was discussion concerning what needs to be done to facilitate testing. The following items were suggested as some of the basic items:

Basic Items Needed

To Test

  1. NPAC testing completed if necessary
  2. Make sure all inter-connection agreements are in place.
  3. Assure necessary trunking, SS7 links, etc. are in place with necessary providers.
  4. Agree upon which tests need to be run and which networks will be involved.
  5. Complete test scripts.
  6. Complete Network topology drawings to be used in testing
  7. Appoint a SPOC (Single Point Of Contact) to work with SPOC of SP they are testing with.
  8. Schedule testing
  9. Provision Test numbers/Test lines
  1. Jim Joerger (MCI) provided the following (updated since meeting) as a Strawman to be considered for testing (please note the section numbers pertain to the FCC test plan document):

Section 4.3 (Processes)

4.3.1 LSR Processing

4.3.2 Provisioning Process

4.3.3 Trouble Reporting

4.3.4 Conflict resolution

Section 4.4 (Porting Process)

4.4.1 Basic Porting Sequence

4.4.2 Cancellation of Service Order

4.4.3 Disconnect Ported Number

4.4.4 Un-Porting Sequence

Section 4.5 (Message Interactions)

4.5.1.1.10 to 15 Basic Message Interactions

4.5.1.7 CCV 26

4.5.6 911 Enhanced Services

4.5.7.4 Terminating WATS (If an LD Provider)

Section 4.8 (Operator Services)

4.8.1 Station Paid Billing

4.8.2 Bill to Third

4.8.4 Collect

Please note that not all of these tests would be necessary for Service Providers who have already tested in other areas. For example, MCI and Ameritech have tested their Provisioning Processes in other areas, and would not have to re-test them again. Minimal testing would probably be done between MCI and Ameritech.

Glen Unger (PSC) passed out a document from the PSC with several attachments (attached) which included the "Picked List" of offices for the Milwaukee MSA. I have scanned the document and attached it to the minutes. Please not that there may be errors as a result of the process. If you need an accurate copy, please contact the PSC. There was some discussion regarding whether some of the Ameritech offices were correct. I have made the noted changes on the attached (noted with ***). Please note that all Ameritech Offices in the Milwaukee MSA have been selected except the Hartford switch (HRFRWI11RS0). All GTE and PTI switchs should be correct as noted on the attached.

Questions were raised that two Ameritech switch's were not on the original "selected from" list.

MILWWI10DS0 - This was on the list and has been selected.

MILWWI12DS0 - This is a no line tandem (no customers receive dial tone from this switch)

A question was raised concerning NXX 955 in the Milwaukee MSA. Research showed this NXX to be a mass calling prefix and is not eligible for porting using the LRN technology. Customers can move mass calling numbers in this NXX to another service provider using current technology, which will safeguard the network.

John Shea (representing Lockheed Martin) gave a presentation and answered questions regarding the NPAC (Number Portability Administration Center). John's presentation is available in Microsoft Powerpoint format on http://www.ported.com under the Wisconsin Icon.

 

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be October 28th at 9:30 a.m at the Radisson Inn, 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI. The meeting will run no longer than 4p.m. (if we can get done sooner that will be great).

Agenda:

Minneapolis:

Single Point Of Contact Name and Number (if not in attendance)

Determine which tests will be done and between which Service Providers.

Based on which tests will need to be done, define the necessary information that will be needed to facilitate the testing (i.e. point codes, test numbers, etc). This will also include any necessary information required for 911 testing (which databases, PSAP's are involved), as well as which Tandem end offices are homed on.

Begin Timeline: Each Service provider needs to provide the date they will be ready to begin testing, and the dates their offices will be ready to begin live porting. If you do not have exact dates, please bring your best estimate. CLEC's, please provide the english name and CLLI cods for your offices.

If your company is also an IXC, please provide the same information for any of your IXC offices which may be involved in the testing.

For those using 3rd party SS7 providers, LNP database providers, or third part Operator Services, please obtain any information necessary to facilitate the testing.

Open/New Issues

Milwaukee MSA:

Same as Minneapolis

Please note that do to the Limited players in Minneapolis, this portion of the meeting may be relatively short. The Milwaukee portion will start on completion of the Minneapolis portion.

For those needing to attend via conference call, there will be a bridge 312-814-8097. I cannot guarantee the quality of the phone at the hotel. If at all possible it would benefit the major participants to attend in person (it is hard to see drawings over the phone and receive handouts).

If there are any errors or major items missing from the minutes, please let me know and I correct them. Please feel free to share the minutes with those who may not have attended the last meeting.

Barry Bishop

312-220-8000

AMERITECH

 

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Cheryl L. Parrino, Chairman 610 North Whitney Way

Daniel J. Eastman, Commissioner P.O. Box 7854

Joseph P. Metiner, Commissioner Madison, WI 53707-7854

September 26, 1997

To Competitive Local Exchange Carriers, Commercial Mobile Telephone Providers, and

Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers in the Milwaukee MSA

Re: Investigation of the Implementation of the

Telecommunications Act of 1996 in Wisconsin 05-TI-140

(Local Number Portability - Milwaukee MSA)

ILEC Statement Due: Address Report To:

October 31 1997- 12 Noon Scot Cullen, Administrator

Telecommunications Division Responses by Fax Due: Public Service Commission

October 30, 1997 - 12 Noon P.O. Box 7854

Madison, WI 53707-7854

Fax No. (608) 266-3957

This is to notify you of the switches in the Milwaukee MSA that have been requested by one or more Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC) or Commercial Mobile Telephone Providers (CMRS) to have local number portability (LNP) deployed (attachment B). Such requests are in response to our letter of August 28, 1997, that identified the switches in the Milwaukee MSA that could be requested for LNP deployment.

Please note that the Brookfield Woeffel Road (BRFDWIl l) switch was inadvertently omitted from the list attached to our August 28 letter. However, this switch was identified for LNP deployment and it is included now on Attachment B. All CLECs and CMRS providers should take note of this additional requested switch.

Incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) meeting specific criteria may seek a waiver from this LNP requirement from either the state commission or the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Specifically, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act), in 251(f)(2), authorizes local exchange carriers with fewer than 2 percent of the nation's subscriber lines to seek a suspension or modification of an obligation or obligations under 251 (b) and (c), including implementation of local number portability. ILECs seeking a suspension or modification for implementing local number portability pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 251 (f)(2) can follow the draft process guidelines being developed in 05-TI-138, Investigation of the Appropriate Standards to Promote Effective Competition in the Local Exchange Telecommunications Market in Wisconsin. (See Attachment A for this draft process.) A company can also seek a waiver from the FCC pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Part 52.

 

 

 

To CLECs, CMRs, and ILECs in the Milwaukee MSA

Docket 05-TI-140

Page 2

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) requests ILECs in the Milwaukee MSA that have LNP-requested switches to file a statement by October 31, 1997, indicating whether they plan to request a waiver or to deploy LNP by its due date of June 30, 1998. If a waiver is being planned, please indicate if it will be filed with this Commission or the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and when such a waiver will be filed.

Ameritech has scheduled a meeting of the Wisconsin LNP Implementation Team for both the Minneapolis MSA-Wisconsin portion and Milwaukee MSA for October 3, 1997, at 10 a.m. in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Radisson Inn, 517 Grand Canyon Drive. It is necessary that all companies implementing LNP attend the meeting and the meeting is open to all other interested parties and the public.

If you have any engineering-related questions, contact Glenn Unger, Telecommunications Division at (608) 266-8006. For questions on the draft waiver process, contact Timothy W. Ulrich, Policy Analyst, Telecommunications Division, at (608) 261-9419.

Sincerely,

Scot Cullen, P.E.

Administrator

Telecommunications Division

RSC:GAU:reb:t:\ss\letter\05ti 1409251trgau

Attachments

cc: WSTA

Wisconsin LNP Implementation Team

PCS Providers

 

* * * * * D R A F T * * * * *

ATTACHMENT A

PROCEDURE FOR FILING FOR A SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION

FOR TELEPHONE COMPANIES PURSUANT TO 47 U.S.C. 251(f)(2)

The following is a draft of the filing requirements and steps the PSC (Commission) will undertake to conduct an investigation regarding a petition from a small telephone company for suspension or modification pursuant to 251(f)(2).

 

1. The small telephone company shall file a petition with the Secretary to the Commission setting forth with particularity the provision or provisions from which it seeks suspension or modification. As part of this petition, the small telephone company shall include, at a minimum, information and documentation supporting its request for a suspension or modification for each provision addressing the following factors:

a. Whether it meets the requirements as a local exchange carrier with fewer than 2 percent of the nation's subscriber lines installed in the aggregate nationwide. Supporting documentation should include, but is not limited to, the total number of subscriber lines installed in the aggregate nationwide.

b. Whether imposing the provision for which the carrier is seeking a suspension or modification would impose a significant economic impact on users of telecommunications services. Supporting documentation should include, but is not limited to, the impact on residential rates, any additional costs that would impact the rates of customers, and the impact of delivery of essential services to customers.

c. Whether imposing the provision for which the carrier is seeking a suspension or modification would impose a requirement that is unduly economically burdensome beyond that is "typically associated with efficient competitive entry." Supporting documentation should include, but is not limited to, the loss of revenues and customers supported by revenue repression studies or analogous examples, and any additional costs associated with imposing the provision and its impact on the carriers ability to provide essential service to customers.

d. Whether imposing the provision for which the carrier is seeking a suspension or modification would impose a requirement that is technically infeasible. Supporting documentation should include, but is not limited to, whether imposing the provision creates specific, significant and demonstrable network reliability concerns.

 

*****DRAFT*****

e. Whether imposing the provision for which the carrier is seeking a suspension or modification is inconsistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Supporting documentation should include, but is not limited to, whether imposing the provision is inconsistent with the following factors:

Promotion and preservation of competition consistent with ch. 133, Stats., and s. 196.219, Stats.

Promotion of consumer choice.

Impact on the quality of life for the public, including privacy considerations.

Promotion of universal service.

Promotion of economic development, including telecommunications infrastructure deployment.

Promotion of efficiency and productivity.

Promotion of telecommunications services in geographical areas with diverse income and racial populations.

2. Upon receipt of the petition and supporting documentation, the Commission will open an investigation to determine whether it is appropriate to suspend or modify the provision or provisions for which the carrier is seeking relief. Depending on the nature of the information filed by the carrier, the Commission may request additional information from the carrier, conduct a hearing or request comments on the filed information. Pending resolution of this investigation, the Commission may suspend or modify the enforcement of the requirement or requirements to which the petitioner is seeking relief.

3. Based upon the information filed in this investigation, the Commission shall issue an order within 180 days of receipt of the petition to either suspend or modify a provision or continue to impose the requirements of the provision for which a carrier is seeking relief.

 

Attachment B

Page 1 of 3

Local Number Portability

Deployment Request List

AMERITECH SWITCHES IN THE MILWAUKEE MSA

REQUESTED

ENGLISH NAME CLLI TYPE Yes NO

MILW N 26TH ST RSO MILWW148RSO RLU X

MILW 41ST ST DSO MILWW127DSO DMS100 X

MILW HOWELL AV MILWW156DSO EWSD X

MILW CAPITOL DR RSO . MILWW122RSO 5RSM X

MILW FAIRWAY DR DSI MILWW145DSI 5ESS X

MILW FAIRWAY DR DSO MILWW145DSO DMS1/2 X

MILW COUNTY LINE DSO MILWWI 16DSO DMS 100 X

WAUKESHA WKSHW147DSO DMS 100 X

MILW LOGAN AV DSO MILWWI42DSO EWSD X

MILW AETNA CT DS2 MILWWI12DS2 DMS100 X

BIG BEND BGBNWIIIRSO 5RSM X

BFTW SWENSON DR BFTWWIIIRSO RSC X

SUSSEX SUSXWI46DSO DMS10 X

MILW S 26TH ST CGO MILWWI34CGO lAESS X

JACKSON JCSNWI l l DSO EWSD X***

MILW FAIRWAY DR 61T MILWW14561T DMS1/2 X

MILW BROADWAY DS1 MILWW113DS1 DMS100 X

HARTFORD HRFRWII IRSO 5RSM X***

WEST BEND WBNDWIOIDSO 5ESS X

MILW S 26TH ST DSI MILWW134DSI EWSD X

MILW GRANGE AVE MILWWIIODSO 5ESS X

MILW AETNA CT IGT MILWW1121GT DMS200 X

RACINE FOUR MILE RD RACNWI I I DSO 5ESS X ***

MILW PILGRIM RD MILWW131DSO 5ESS X

HARTLAND HRLDWII IDSO DMS 100 X***

BROOKFIELD WOEFFEL RD BRFDWIII X

PEWEC WISCONSIN AV PEWKWI40DSO DMS100 X

*** Correction to original document

Attachment B

Page 2 of 3

AMERITECH SWITCHES IN THE MILWAUKEE MSA

REQUESTED

ENGLISH NAME CLLI SWITCH Yes No

TYPE

MILW FOND DU LAC DSO MILWWI28DSO DMS100 X

CEDARBURG CDBGWIISDSO 5ESS X

NEWBURG NWBGWIlIRSO RLU X

MILW AETNA CT 61T MILWW11261T 5ESS X

MUSKEGO MSKGWI36DSO 5ESS X

MILW FOREST HOME AV MILWWI25CGO IAESS X

PORT WASHINGTON PTWAWII IRSO 5RSM X

PEWK RIVERWOOD RSI PEWKWIIIRSI RSC X

RACINE 7TH ST RACNWIOIDSO 5ESS X

MILW CLEVELAND AV MILWWI30CGO IAESS X

HUBERTUS HBTSWII IDSO DMS100 X

CALEDONIA CLDNWI 14RSO 5RSM X

OCONOMOWOC OCNMWII IDSO DMS100 X

BFTW SWENSON DR RSI BFTWWII IRSI 5RSM X

MILW 41ST ST MILWWI27CGI IAESS X

MILW N 26TH ST D SO MILWWI48 DSO 5ES S X

PEWK RIVERWOOD RSO PEWKWII IRSO RSC X

MILW GOOD HOPE RD MILWWI23DSO EWSD X

MENOMONEE FALLS MNFLWI32DSO 5ESS X

MILW PARK PLACE MILWW138RSI RSC X

MILW WRIGHT ST MILWWI17CGO IAESS X

MILW N 26TH ST CGO MILWWI48CGO IAESS X

MILW WRIGHT ST DSO MILWWI17DSO DMS100 X

BURLINGTON BURLWI I I RSO SRSM X

MILW FAIRWAY DR CGO MILWW145CGO IAESS X

MILW CAPITOL DR DSO MILWW122DSO EWSD X

 

Attachment B

Page 3 of 3

GTE SWITCHES IN THE MILWAUKEE MSA

Requested

EXCHANGE CLLI SWITCH TYPE Yes No

Belgium BLGMWIXARSO GTD 5 Remote Off Random Lake X

Waubeka WBKAWIXARSO GTD 5 Remote Off Random Lake X

Allenton ALNTWIXARSO GTD 5 Remote Off Slinger X

Kewaskum KWSKWIXARS2 GTD 5 Remote Off Slinger X

Mapleton MPTNWIXARSO GTD 5 Remote Off Slinger X

Slinger SLNGWIXADSO GTD 5 Host X

PTI SWITCHES IN THE MILWAUKEE MSA

REQUESTED

EXCHANGE CLLI SWITCH TYPE YES NO

NAME

North Prairie NPRRWIXADSA DMS100 X

Delafield DLFDWIXARSO DMSIOO (located in X

North Prairie)

Dousman DSMNWIXARSO DMSIOO (located in X

North Prairie)

Eagle EAGLW~ARSO DMS 100 (located in X

North Prairie)

Genesee GENSWIXARSO DMSIOO (located in X

North Prairie)

Mukwonago MKWNWIXARSO DMS100 (located in X

North Prairie)

9/26/97

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