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Bringing the Telecommunications Industry Together ATIS The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions 1200 G Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Phone: 202/628-6380 Fax: 202/393-5453 www.atis.org. What is ATIS?.

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What is atis
What is ATIS?

  • A member organization of U.S., North American and International telecommunications companies

  • The sponsor of fifteen critical industry committees, which address the most pressing technical, operational issues affecting telecom facilities and services.

  • ATIS’ sole purpose is to provide an open, established environment where the industry reaches consensus on technical, operational, and business issues.


What is atis1
What is ATIS?

ATIS produces telecommunications...

  • standards

  • guidelines

  • operating procedures

  • verification testing

    . . .that provide innovative responses to complex industry problems.

    . . .that speed new telecommunications products and services to market.


What is atis2
What is ATIS?

  • ATIS activities involve 3,000+ participants from 400+ telecommunications companies.

  • ATIS member companies and committee participants represent every segment of the industry.


What is atis3
What is ATIS?

  • ATIS Member and Committee Representation:

    • Local Exchange Carriers

    • Wireless Carriers

    • Manufacturers of Equipment and Supplies

    • Internet Service Providers

    • Competitive Local Exchange Carriers

    • Software Developers

    • Data Local Exchange Carriers

    • Interexchange Carriers

    • Resellers

    • Operations Support Systems Providers

    • Consulting Companies


Alliance for Telecommunications

Industry Solutions (ATIS)

International

Forum

on ANSI-41

Standards

Technology

(IFAST)

Internetwork

Interoperability

Test Coordination

(IITC) Committee

Committee T1

Network and Services

Integration

Forum (NSIF)

Telecommunications

Industry Forum

(TCIF)

Network Reliability

Steering Committee

(NRSC)

Carrier Liaison

Committee

(CLC)

Standards

Committee O5

Protection

Engineers Group

(PEG)

Data-Aware

Transport

Activity

(DATA)

Generic

Requirements

Users Group (GRUG)

Industry

Numbering

Committee (INC)

Network

Interconnection

Interoperability

Forum (NIIF)

Ordering

& Billing

Forum (OBF)

Telecommunications

Fraud

Prevention

Committee (TFPC)


ATIS Committees Address Critical Industry Issues

Interoperability

Testing

Best Practices

Electronic Communications

Standards Development

Technical Requirements

Ordering, Billing and Provisioning

ATIS

Committees &

Forums

Network Operations

Interconnection

Network

Reliability

Wireless

Numbering

Electrical Protection

Telecommunications Fraud

Generic Requirements


ATIS’ Relationships Facilitate

the Work of Its Committees

ITU

CTIA

IETF

NANC

ETSI

CITEL

(S. America)

FCC

ANSI

Department of Commerce

ATIS

U.S. Congress

NIST

USTA

U.S. Dept. of Defense

IPDR

U.S. State Department

TIA (U.S. Manufacturers)

TTC/ARIB (Japan)

TTA (Korea)

TMF

COMPTEL

ALTS


What makes atis unique
What Makes ATIS Unique?

  • Not a trade association/lobbying group

  • Formed in 1984 as an industry initiative to develop technical requirements, guidelines and operational standards procedures

  • Open to all sectors of the industry

  • Market driven, standards developer

  • Fosters a public/private partnership that assists regulatory bodies thereby minimizing regulatory intervention

  • Openness, Fairness, Speed are “Core ATIS Values”


Core atis values
Core ATIS Values

“Core ATIS Values” are mutually-agreed upon principles that allow an increasingly diverse and competitive industry to find common ground and determine only the most appropriate solutions for the industry.


Core atis values1
Core ATIS Values

Fair and Open Processes

  • Nondiscriminatory through Fair Rules

  • No Favoritism of Technology, Position or Result

  • No Favoritism Among Industry Groups or Individual Firms


Core atis values2
Core ATIS Values

Value of Fair and Open Processes

  • Enhance Industry Communication

  • Promote Understanding of Technical and Business Concepts

  • Provide More Opportunity for Constructive Inputs

  • Permit Faster, Efficient Coordination of Network Advances

  • Ensure Development of Better and Faster Services


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