September 11, 1997
Michigan Implementation Team
The following are the meeting minutes from the Detroit MSA Implementation meeting, held on September 8, 1997.
If you have any questions or corrections, please feel free to contact me.
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Michigan Number Portability Implementation Meeting Minutes
Meeting Held In Chicago, Illinois
September 8, 1997
Meeting Minutes taken by Larry Vasquez, AT&T.
Barry Bishop Ameritech
Dee Branch Ameritech
Nancy DeRoo Ameritech
Larry Vasquez AT&T
OC Jackson AT&T
Clyde Hamby* AT&T
Mick Koutz GTE
John Shea Lockheed
Dick Dowd* MCI/LLC
Jim Joerger* MCI Metro
Sharon Gallo* TCG
Introduce Mick Koutz, GTE
Start Date Was 8/15/97 to 9/8/97
New Start Date 10/1/97
Testing Updates Dick Dowd
FCC Trial Update
Detroit Start Date (10/1/97)
Detroit Completion Date (?/97)
911 Testing Issues Nancy DeRoo
PSAP Transfer Issue - Nortel (Jim Joerger)
Larry opened up the meeting by introducing Mick Koutz, GTE, to the team. Mick will be the GTE Implementation member going forward. Mick Supports Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. We welcome Mick to the team.
Larry also indicated that through several e-mails that had gone out, a new testing date has been established for Detroit. The new target date is 10/1/97. Dick did mention that MCI is porting a number "in" from Ameritech starting today. Therefore, we are officially meeting the testing start date for Detroit.
FIELD TRIAL UPDATE - Dick Dowd
FCC/Chicago Trial Going well
A couple of LSPs were down for part of last week
No one knows why
Network problem with AT&T.... Beth Watkins following up on Started on Thursday at around 7:00 P.M.
NPAC had a router problem too
Ameritech did not come up right away
Second porting of orders going through
First battery of testing went okay
Additional time still required to complete tests Sprint (1/2 way completed)
TCG (still need to test)
No testing at all.....not participating in the trial
New porting to a different company will begin this week
Have not uncovered any major problems
Major portions of testing still on 10/1
Due date on orders due 9/15 by issuing LSR’s
9/15 - call flow testing
10/1 circuits been ported
OC asked if it was too late for AT&T to start IXC testing for Detroit??
Dick said that he would need for Inter-LATA testing the telephone
numbers for testing and what numbers they would be calling so the phones
would be manned (at MCI) and oh by the way he would need the information
OC indicated that we would probably do an Oak Brook to Detroit test. Dick stated that AT&T would have to coordinate our testing activities with Hamp from MCI ( only number that can be ported for now).
Debbie and Clyde Hamby could work that out with MCI
OC stated that he would check on what tests and to what extent AT&T would plan on testing. Also, send a list of telephone numbers to the appropriate parties.
We want to minimize the confusion to PSAPs
can AT&T do their 911 testing at the same time as TCG, Ameritech, MCI??
AT&T has to port as soon as possible if we are to keep on schedule Larry and OC to follow up and advise on weekly conference calls.
911 Update - Nancy DeRoo
Status on whether a solution has been reached for the call transfer problem from a PSAP.
The problem has been fixed in the Lucent 5ESS and is only a problem with ported numbers...- REL - NA008 has the fix but no General Availability (GA) date has been announced per Joe Lichter.
Per Jim Joerger, the Nortel transfer problem has not been fixed. The
issue is still there if someone at a PSAP tries to use the quick key
feature capability and attempts to
transfer a call to a 7 digit number that has been ported
Per Nancy, TCG can do surcharging
Still not sure whether TCG has U&M capabilities. Nancy stated that Rajeev and Art Brett were looking into. The U&M capabilities are part of the 911 testing activities. This has to be completed.
Sharon Gallo to follow up on
Jim Joerger stated that in the Michigan timeline, only the initial 20 Ameritech offices are listed. Barry stated that that was not correct. He had already updated the timeline and it is up to date. It includes the new Detroit MSA offices that were added during the last go around of pick lists.
Jim agreed and recommended that at the next Detroit meeting we go through the timeline to determine if any outstanding tasks need to be addressed and/or updated with new dates.
All of us agreed that this would be a good idea. As an example, the TCG portability date shows January 1998 on the timeline. For now Sharon will check on the date, but we will all need to got through the timeline and be prepared to update any dates as appropriate.
October 13, 1997
Ameritech Training Center 350 Orleans (Holiday Inn Mart Plaza)
1:00 - 5:00
If you cannot attend in person, call Barry
Bishop for the
conference bridge number
No Meeting has been set yet. We are
waiting to see the outcome of the Chicago/FCC. Also, how the testing
goes in Detroit before we decide what date to meet in November
If you have any questions or corrections to this memo, please feel free
to call me on (312) 230-6253 or via E-Mail on lvasquez2@ att.com