Michigan Number Portability Implementation Meeting Minutes

Chicago, Illinois

March 14, 1997

Meeting Minutes taken by Larry Vasquez, AT&T.

Attendees: Present

Barry Bishop Ameritech

Larry Vasquez AT&T

Larry Neeper Brooks Fiber

Rich Carter Lockheed Martin

Jim Joerger MCI Metro

Brent Struthers ICC

Attendees: NOT Present

Dee Branch Ameritech

Nancy DeRoo Ameritech

Mark Wyman Comcast

Tom VanDusen GTE

Rick Arzadon Teleport

Scot Lewis WorldCom

Larry Vasquez opened up the meeting giving an overview on the action

items from the previous meeting. The biggest action item is the

question on whether the new entrants will be ready on 9/29/97 in the

State of Michigan.

The following are the results of that poll (i.e.ready on 9/29/97):

AT&T Yes (Larry Vasquez)

Ameritech Yes ( Barry Bishop)

Brooks Fiber No, will not be on Detroit MSA

GTE Per Sam Mehta (3/17/97) no position yet. GTE is

experiencing software delays and will advise at a later date.

MCI Yes (Jim Joerger)

Teleport Per Rick Arzadon, no position yet. Still checking with

his developers. He needs copy of test plan. Told him to get it out of www.ported.com

Worldcom Yes (Scot Lewis) (3/14/97)

Rich Carter asked AT&T whether they were planning to use the same AT&T

interface and LSMS to the NPAC.

Per Larry Vasquez (3/20/97), the answer is YES. AT&T will be using

the same interface as the one in Illinois.

911 Testing may be separate.

Per Jim Joerger (MCI) -

Siemens Switch in Detroit MSA EWSD

Turn-up testing complete i.e. NPAC

Service Order Administration

Same center for Illinois and Michigan

Will training be the same people?!?!?!?!

Translations teams will be different for each State

Note for GTE -

When they are ready to enter the Detroit MSA they will need to do

inter-company testing between companies like AT&T and MCI

Per Rich Carter, Lockheed, passed out a "Interconnection Logistics

Plan For The Midwest NPAC SMS. The forms need to be filled out by

each company and submitted back to Lockheed by 3/21/97.

The following are some of the testing plans for the NPAC:

Interoperability Testing


Approx. 150 test cases

Interoperability Interface S

Turn-up Testing

Turn-up circuits

Network Layer

Establish associations with NPAC

LSMS-SOA (Stack-to-stack testing)



App. To App.

System Test verifies NPAC systems

Verifies LSMS/SOA

Per Rich Carter there will be a Back-up Center for the NPAC

Two DS1's between Tarrytown and Chicago

Smartcards will be required by Lockheed for each user ID (pg. 6 of


Per Larry Neeper..... Will the four digit NPAC User OCN number be same

for entire country or different by State. (pg. 8 of handout)

Per Rich Carter - Midwest NPAC SMS forms need to be turned in by


Real Time file that can be updated (e.g. electronic update or internet


Per Jim Joerger and Barry Bishop, the 911 meeting next week ( 3/18/97

) should also include discussions regarding Michigan 911 issues

Lots of NENA issues to review/discuss

Meeting is Regional.......issues will affect all Midwest States

Per Joerger:

Jim passed out copies of the LNP Basic Architecture drawing for

interconnectivity and interface connections to other new entrants.

All entrants need to review Illinois test plan and compare what we

would have to duplicate and create new for Michigan

What's the Delta (i.e. what would be State specific)

New SP/District Org.

4.4 in test plan

Operator Services


How do we test the interfaces for switches that have not been tested

in Illinois?


Like Dick Dowd for Illinois


Per Rich Rich Carter - Lockheed

Test bed will be available 7/7/97 to begin with new entrant testing

(i.e./e.g. GTE)

Testing will probably take an approximately 6 weeks

Lockheed should be able to have enough resources to handle up to 10

service providers........GTE if ready on 9/29/97

Interoperability testing is done by Tarrytown back-up site. BY 5/12/97

thru 7/23/97!!!!!!!!

If more new entrants can be tested, how will Lockheed do the

interoperability testing WITHOUT jeopardizing the Illinois FCC field


(e.g. TCG in Chicago)

End of formal meeting. Since the turnout was very low, we did not get

a tour of the Lockheed facilities. We will re-schedule as



Next meeting is scheduled for April 4, 1997 in Detroit Michigan. We

will meet at the Ameritech building starting at 10:00 and ending

around 4:00.

Tentative Agenda

Update on 9/29/97 readiness by all

What are the testing that we will have do that are State specific

911 issues

Testing new entrants after the initial cutover

Who will volunteer to coordinate Michigan Test Team


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