Subject: Illinois FCC Field Test - SPOC Face-To-Face meeting in Chicago 5/15 &

5/16

Message-Id: 97051919334990/0002584443DC2EM

On Wednesday May 14, 1997 during the monthly Operations Committee meeting

in Chicago, I brought the questions that the SPOC Team had posed to

the Operations Committee. Below is the outcome of this conference

call:

MAJOR DISCUSSION RELATING TO EXIT CRITERIA FOR THE FCC FIELD TEST PLEASE

READ!!!!

A general discussion took place at the beginning of the meeting regarding

whether a specific group of test cases needs to be identified as the

minimum set of test cases required to have a successful FCC Field Test.

EACH SPOC WILL WORK THROUGH THEIR COMPANY AND DETERMINE WHICH TEST'S

THAT THEIR NETWORK WILL ALLOW THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN. ONCE THIS IS

KNOWN A MATRIX WILL BE PUT TOGETHER. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO KNOW WHICH

OF THE TESTS CAN BE TESTED. THEN THE TEST COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW THE

MATRIX AND THEN THEY WILL DETERMINE THE "MINIMUM SET" OF TESTS THAT

ARE REQUIRED TO PROVE LRN.

What constitutes a successful FCC Field Test? The SPOC Team read the

FCC mandate and determined that the requirement's listed by the FCC were

very vague. Many of the items listed are hard to quantify.

EACH SPOC IS TO DETERMINE FOR THEIR COMPANY WHETHER THE FCC FIELD TEST

WAS SUCCESSFUL FOR THEIR COMPANY. NO COMPANY WILL GO TO COMMERCIAL

AVAILABILITY IF THEY DON'T FEEL THAT THEY ARE READY NO MATTER HOW

MANY OTHER COMPANY'S ARE SUCCESSFUL. THE FCC FIELD TEST REPORT WILL

REPORT ALL FINDINGS DETERMINED DURING THE FCC FIELD TEST WITHOUT SAYING

WHETHER THIS CONSTITUTES A SUCCESSFUL FIELD TEST. THAT DETERMINATION

WILL BE LEFT TO THE READER OF THE FCC FIELD TEST REPORT.

Who is to determine what constitutes a successful FCC Field Test? If not

the SPOC Team then probably the Test Committee. This issue will be asked

of the Test Committee Chair person Walt Subora.

EACH SPOC IS TO DETERMINE FOR THEIR COMPANY WHETHER THE FCC FIELD TEST

WAS SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR EYES.

The issue of whether Non-disclosure agreements need to be signed to

take part in the FCC Field Test was discussed as well as a statement

of whether Ameritech will be able to share connection information between

participants.

THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE WAS POLLED AND THE OUTCOME WAS THAT ALL AGREE

THAT WHATEVER INFORMATION IS BROUGHT TO THE SPOC TEAM MEETING CAN BE

SHARED BETWEEN PARTICIPANTS. NO ONE OBJECTED TO THE SHARING OF THIS

NECESSARY CONNECTION INFORMATION BETWEEN THE FCC FIELD TEST PARTICIPANTS.

On Thursday May 15 the monthly Test Committee meeting was held at the

Ameritech facility on 350 N. Orleans in Chicago.

The first section of the meeting was conducted by Walt Subora, Chair

person for the Test Committee and was devoted to discussion of the

ICC Adhoc Test Committee Open Action Items. Walt will publish these

in his minutes.

Major note * US West has not provided a cut down of the 160 ISDN tests

that they submitted. We, the FCC Field Test Participants

are at a point where we need to determine which tests

each participant wishes to run as part of the Field Test.

Not all participants will be providing ISDN services and

may elect not to perform any of the ISDN tests. MCI strongly

disagreed with this approach. The committee was polled

to determine if any company would step forward to perform

the ISDN cut back. No company stepped up to perform this

task. The ISDN section will remain as 160 optional tests.

The meeting was then turned over to Dick Dowd as FCC Field Test Manager

and the SPOC Team.

The first item was to cover the findings of the Operations Committee

meeting on May 14.

MCI Hamp Oberle - Discussed the MCI (Bensenville) Switch connectivity.

Bensenville is connected via Ameritech Wabash.

CLASS Yes only to AMERITECH at this time.

Manual LSR for FCC Field Test.

Network Form submitted. Yes

Test's selected for FCC Field Test. 5/23.

AT&T Ed Elkins - AT&T local connected vie LaGrange (Ameritech) Tandem

and to TCG

CLASS Yes only to Ameritech at this time.

Manual LSR for FCC Field Test.

Network Form submitted. Yes

Tests selected for FCC Field Test. Yes.

TCG Rajeev Trika - TCG connected vie Ameritech Wabash Tandem

CLASS Maybe.

Manual LSR for FCC Field Test.

Network Form Submitted. Yes.

Tests selected for FCC Field Test. Yes.

WorldCom - Mitch Mitchell - will provide by Tuesday next week.

CLASS Maybe.

Manual LSR for FCC Field Test.

Network Form Submitted. Next week.

Tests selected for FCC Field Test. No.

SPRINT - Andy Chalk - connected to Ameritech (Wabash) Tandem and LaGrange

Tandem.

CLASS would like to test CLASS with everyone.

Manual LSR for FCC Field Test.

Network Form Submitted. Yes.

Tests selected for FCC Field Test. Yes.

Ameritech - Walt Subora - connected to the FCC Field Test via Wabash,

LaGrange and Northbrook Tandems.

CLASS would like to test CLASS with everyone.

Manual LSR for FCC Field Test.

Network Form Submitted. Yes.

Tests selected for FCC Field Test. No.

The forum was then opened for general FCC Field Test questions. Several

test scripts were discussed and explained to everyone's satisfaction.

at 4:00 pm CDT the meeting was adjourned.

Friday May 16, 1997 the second day of the SPOC meeting was held at

227 W. Monroe fourth floor Chicago "C" room at the AT&T facility.

Representatives were present from:

Ameritech

AT&T

LLC

MCI

Test Plan

SPRINT

Agenda:

Discussion relating to the "DRAFT" FCC Field Test Project

Plan. Dated 5/1/97.

Dick Dowd will make the suggested changes and circulate to

the SPOC Team for approval prior to the next SPOC team

meeting on 5/22.

Collection of "First Cut" of Participant's chosen test scripts.

All but MCI, Ameritech and WorldCom have selected the tests that

they expect to perform during the FCC Field Test. MCI's to be

ready 5/23. WorldCom's to be ready 5/19. Ameritech's to be

ready 5/22.

Enclosed in a PowerPoint Slide is the first cut at the FCC Field Test

Network. SPOC's please review your network data and let me know if

changes need to be made.

Thanks,

Dick Dowd

FCC Field Test Coordination Manager

LLC/ICC

972-498-5069

972-918-1499 fax

972-498-5022 alternate fax

Vnet 757-5069

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Email Richard Dowd / MCI ID: 258-4443

Internet 2584443@mci.com