Illinois Commerce Commission
Number Portability Steering Committee
June 19, 1997
1. NPAC/SMS - Navickas
- Two SPs connected to NPAC. Sprint started its association with NPAC.
- Turn up testing dates in jeopardy. "Synch Call" scheduled every Monday.
- Dick Dowd’s SPOC meeting to evaluate alternatives for FCC testing.
- "Drop dead date" to push back FCC Trial is 7/23/97.
- Some delays caused by delivery problems with Ameritech/Sprint LSMS vendor.
- Trial start date is currently 7/24/97.
- Several point releases provided by Lockheed recently. Lockheed does not anticipate any impact on functionality or schedule.
- AT&T: It is unacceptable to delay the 7/24/97 start date. At a minimum, one ILEC (Ameritech) should be ready to participate in testing on 7/24/97. Not just AT&T and MCI.
- Team actions and agreements:
- Notify FCC by 7/9/97 - responsible: Struthers
- Team to make a "judgment decision" on 7/7/97, on the 7/24/97 date.
- Navickas to check with MFS and TCG on their status.
- Brent Struthers to put together a letter to FCC. Will indicate which companies are participating in the trial.
- 6/23, 6/30 and 7/7/97 are NPAC status meetings.
2. Cost Recovery
- Nothing new to report.
- FCC may defer the issue to states. In the case of Illinois it will take at least six months to implement rule making.
- MFS and TCG are not supporting the proposed "interim cost allocation" agreement.
- Ameritech: LLC may have the necessary extra-ordinary majority vote to pass the proposed "interim cost allocation formula."
- MFS/TCG are opposed to access line based formula. If by 7/24/97 there is no agreement, then LLC will take a vote.
- Next meeting on 6/20/97.
- Info. On IVR costs from Lockheed will not be available.
- New legal counsel appointed.
- Will discuss number pooling. Lockheed provided impact assessment due to number pooling.
4. Operator Services - Struthers
- Nothing to report.
5. Rating and Billing - Struthers
- Looking at CA documents to see if changes are necessary.
- May consolidate IL and CA committees.
- Had discussion on NXX-X/LRN; no rating and billing concerns identified.
6. SCP - Heinmiller
- Occasional conference calls held to clarify items.
- No feedback on number pooling.
- addressing possible increased SCP loads due to number pooling.
7. Switching - Baldwin
- Nothing to report. No meetings currently scheduled.
- MCI: Request a meeting be called to address i) switch memory impact; and ii) assess operational impact (repair, etc.) On pooled numbers.
- Baldwin to schedule the meeting.
8. Phase II - Vasquez
- Phase II requirements to be ranked high, medium, and low.
- AT&T, Ameritech, AGCS, et el submitted their requirements.
- Next meeting on 7/24/97 p.m.
9. Test Team - Subora
- Test Plan being brought to a closure.
- Two SCP tests being added.
- Next meeting on 7/10/97. SPOC meeting on 7/11/97.
- Conference call on 6/24/97.
10. Operations - Bishop
Reviewed Operations Meeting - Key Points:
- Illinois test team time lines provided.
- Intra service provider pooling discussed.
- Cause code 26 issue is still open.
- Reseller’s name will be mentioned in the "remark" section until OBF makes a decision on form.
- NIIF Issue 61: Operations Team feels there is no need to address this.
- TSC gave a presentation on how to handle Firm Order Confirmation.
11. New Entrant Process Committee - Bishop
- Held a meeting. Nothing to report.
- New LNP Primer is still being edited.
12. E911 - DeRoo
- 6/13/97 Meeting - Discussed number pooling and found no impact to 911.
- Sprint, TCG, WorldCom have not reported on UNM function codes.
- GTE is able to do UNM codes. GTE participates in the E911 meetings.
*13. Number Conservation - Baldwin
14. NANC/Number Pooling - Appenzeller
- Reviewed presentation to NANC.
- Reviewed Jo Gallagher’s presentation.
- Number pooling definition revised as on page 6 in the presentation.
- Work items identified on page 7 on the presentation.
- Working committee’s report due to NANC council on 10/1/97.
- Pennsylvania, NC, and others following IL’s number pooling plan.
15. FCC Update - Struthers
- Reviewed FCC’s letter to IL Task Force providing guidance on the trial.
16. Chicago MSA - Struthers
- 16 of the selected Ameritech Co. now being requested to be dropped and replaced with 16 different Ameritech offices.
- Two other offices have been added to initial Chicago implementation plan.
- No one selected any GTE offices.
17. St. Louis MSA - Struthers
- Discussed GTE’s template to determine validity and reasonableness of the CLEC CO selection requests.
- GTE’s template would allow ICC to evaluate the validity of a switch request.
- Accepted to use the proposed GTE template to validate St. Louis MSA selection.
18. Number Pooling
- Brent Reported that initial data looks good showing 665 free 1000s blocks in 847.
- Discussion of preporting vs porting on demand.
- Preporting requires work-arounds for snapback and SCP’s may be overloaded, but it is administratively easier and requires vacant code treatment by block holder
- Porting on Demand requires vacant code treatment by code holder and requires changes to process flows. SCPs will not initially be as burdened. Administratively difficult.
- MCI stated that snapback may not be necessary in interim.
- Brent stated that lack of snapback in interim may require monthly number give-back so numbers do not get lost.
- Lockheed is working on number pooling requirements
19. Next meetings