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NIIF General Session #64 Report Activities since the NIIF #63 meeting August 12, 2008 Todd Rodgers Robert Schafer NIIF Co Chair NIIF Co Chair NIIF Leadership 2008 Network Interconnection/Interoperability Forum

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niif general session 64 report activities since the niif 63 meeting

NIIF General Session #64 ReportActivities since the NIIF #63 meeting

August 12, 2008

Todd Rodgers Robert Schafer

NIIF Co Chair NIIF Co Chair

niif leadership 2008
NIIF Leadership 2008

Network Interconnection/Interoperability Forum

NIIF Co Chair: Todd Rodgers (Qwest)

NIIF Co Chair: Robert Schafer (Verizon)

Network Inter-Operability Committee

NIOC Co Chair: Ann Marie Cederberg (Qwest)

NIOC Co Chair: Robin Meier (AT&T)

Network Routing Resources Information Committee

NRRIC Co Chair: Karen Riepenkroger (Sprint)

NRRIC Co Chair: Joan Ross (Telcordia)

meetings held from may 9 2008 to august 11 2008
Meetings Held from May 9, 2008 to August 11, 2008
  • May 15, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0268, Update NIIF Terms and Definitions document, Conference Call from 11:00am – 2:00pm EDT
  • May 20, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0294, ENS Survey Questions while interfacing with the telecommunication network, Conference Call from 11:00am – 3:00pm EDT
  • May 21, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0281, Emergency Notification Systems Jeopardize Network Reliability, Conference Call from 11:00am – 3:00pm EDT
  • May 22, 2008 – NIIF Master Table of Contents Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • May 22, 2008 – NIOC Conference Call regarding SONET Questions from 1:30pm – 3:00pm EDT
  • June 4, 2008 - Issue #0286, Lack of SS7 Transfer Controlled (TFC) Message support will degrade the probability of completion for NS/EP calls , Conference Call from 11:00am – 3:00pm EDT
meetings held from may 9 2008 to august 11 2008 cont
Meetings Held from May 9, 2008 to August 11, 2008 (Cont’)
  • June 5, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0294, ENS Survey Questions while interfacing with the telecommunication network, Conference Call from 11:00am – 3:00pm EDT
  • June 6, 2008 – NIIF General Session Conference Call regarding the 2009 Meeting Schedule from 11:00am – 2:00pm EDT
  • June 9, 2008 – NRRIC Conference Call regarding a review of comments made to Issue #0291, Removal of LERG15 (E911 tandem/county data), from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • June 13, 2008 – NRRIC Conference Call regarding Revised NRRIC Mission and Scope from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • June 19, 2008 - NIOC Issue #0294, ENS Survey Questions while interfacing with the telecommunication network, Conference Call from 11:00am – 3:00pm EDT
  • June 26, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0281R1, Need for Emergency Notification Best Practices, Conference Call from 12:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
  • July 7, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0286, Lack of SS7 Transfer Controlled (TFC) Message support will degrade the probability of completion for NS/EP calls, Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
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Meetings Held from May 9, 2008 to August 11, 2008 (Cont’)
  • July 10, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0284, SS7 Transit Carrier Screening, Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • July 11, 2008 – NRRIC Issue #0291, Removal of LERG15 (E911 tandem/county data), Conference Call from 11:30am – 1:30pm EDT
  • July 15, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0294, ENS Survey Questions while interfacing with the telecommunication network, Conference Call from 12:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
  • July 22, 2008 - Joint NIOC, OBF, and AMATSG Issue #227, Clarification to resolution statement of Issue #0199 Toll Free Numbers in Calling Party Field; and Issue #0250, Guidelines for the Use of Charge Number Field, Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • July 23, 2008 - Issue #0264, Update NIIF Mergers and Acquisitions Document, Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • July 29, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0268, Update NIIF Terms and Definitions document, Conference Call from 11:00am – 2:00pm EDT
  • July 31, 2008 – NIOC Issue #0281R1, Need for Emergency Notification Best Practices, Conference Call from 11:00am – 3:00pm EDT
  • NIOC #64, Virtual meeting, August 4-8, 2008
correspondence received since niif general session 63
Correspondence Received since NIIF General Session #63
  • NIIF Correspondence #080604-002: Maria Estefania, ATIS, to the NIIF regarding an application to join the North American Numbering Plan
correspondence sent since niif general session 63
Correspondence Sent since NIIF General Session #63
  • NIIF Correspondence #080521-001: Regarding NIOC Initiative to Coordinate Standards Development for ENS for Wireline Telecommunications
  • NIIF Correspondence #080604-001: Regarding NIIF-NIOC Survey for TFC procedures at SS7 Gateways
niif new issues
NIIF New Issues
  • NRRIC Issue #0297, The NIIF/NRRIC Mission Statement needs to be updated to include addressing newer call routing technology solutions impacting the mission and scope of the NIIF/NRRIC
    • The NIIF/NRRIC Mission Statement needs to be reviewed and updated to address newer technologies impacting the mission and scope of the NIIF/NRRIC.

* NIIF Issues can be accessed at http://www.atis.org/niif/issues.asp.

niif issues in initial closure
NIIF Issues in Initial Closure
  • Issues in Initial Closure:
    • NIOC Issue #0267, Addition of Number Pooling Code Opening Testing Guidelines
      • Resolution Statement:
        • Please see Issue for full statement

* NIIF Issues can be accessed at http://www.atis.org/niif/issues.asp.

niif issues in initial pending
NIIF Issues in Initial Pending
  • Issues in Initial Pending:
    • N/A
niif issues in final closure
NIIF Issues in Final Closure

Since NIIF GS #63:

  • NIOC Issue #0270, Update NIIF Documentation on Rating and Routing in a Competitive Local Environment
  • NRRIC Issue #0291, Removal of LERG15 (E911 tandem/county data)
  • NRRIC Issue #0297, The NIIF/NRRIC Mission Statement needs to be updated to include addressing newer call routing technology solutions impacting the mission and scope of the NIIF/NRRIC

* NIIF Issues can be accessed at http://www.atis.org/niif/issues.asp.

upcoming niif meetings general conference calls
Upcoming NIIF Meetings/General Conference Calls
  • October 17, 2008 – NIIF General Session #65
nioc gs report
NIOC GS Report

Summary of Issues:

  • New Issues: 0
  • Open Issues: 21
  • Issues in Initial Closure: 1
  • Issues in Initial Pending: 0
  • Issue Withdrawn: 0
  • Issues in Final Closure since GS #63: 1
  • Issues in Tabled Status: 1
nioc g s report
NIOC G.S Report

Issues in Tabled Status:

  • Issue #0233R1: Terminating Switch Identification Architecture (Accepted 8/14/03)
    • Returning this issue into active status or withdrawing this issue is dependant on the Missoula Plan or other future regulatory action
nioc gs report active issues
NIOC GS Report Active Issues:

Issues Related to Network Management or Management of Network:

Autodialer or SMS Congestion

  • Issue #0281R1, Need for Emergency Notification Best Practices (Accepted 6/21/06)
    • This issue relates to municipalities or government bodies using autodialer type equipment (ENS) to send emergency notifications within areas of the community resulting in potential network congestion.
      • The NIOC is working via conference calls with ENS vendors, ENS Service Providers, and ENS users to find equipment, educational and process solutions. Working to develop a testing and advance notification procedure. The next conference call is scheduled for Sept 10, 2008.
  • Issue #0294, ENS Survey Questions while interfacing with the telecommunication network
    • This new issue was created from issue #281 to finalize the set of questions developed for ENS Users, Service Providers and ENS vendors and have the ability to send them out without waiting for issue #281r1 to go to final closure.
      • The questions have been, glossary developed, cover letter drafted. The issue should go to initial closure at the next meeting. After final closure and the questions will be distributed. The responses will be used to assist in solutions for issue #281r1.
  • Issue #0293, Potential SMS Inter-Network Congestion
    • This issue relates to congestion caused by SMS messages, typically in emergency or ‘event’ notification.
      • This is a relatively new issue and work hasn’t started on this issue. However, solutions on the above issues may play a role in solutions for this issue.
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NIOC GS Report Active Issues:

Issues Related to Network Management or Management of Network:

Autodialer or SMS Congestion

  • Issue #0266, Mass Call Blast Impact on Telecommunication Networks (Accepted 8/15/05)
    • This issue relates to telemarketer large call volumes impacting and congesting networks
      • Solutions for issue #281r1 may assist in solutions for this issue. The ENS community is actively participating in a solution for issue #281r1. It may encourage the telemarketer community in seeing the benefits in avoiding network congestion situations.
  • Issue #0277, Auto-Dialer Focused Overloads (Accepted 6/21/06)
    • This issue relates to ‘social unrest instigators’ who may intentionally try to target or harm the network.
      • The focus has been on issue #281r1 as solutions for that issue may help us deal with this issue. Additional information may be obtained from NIOC Co-Chairs.
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NIOC GS Report Active Issues:

Issues Related to Network Management or Management of Network:

Issue #0247, Network Management Controls for High Volume Call In (HVCI) Events when VoIP Technology is Involved (Accepted 8/9/04)

    • Identified general areas for development of minimum standards that should be considered as requirements for companies that will by interconnecting VOIP technology networks and traditional digital switch or analog switch networks within and between companies which are part of the PSTN.
      • This issue has been referred to PTSC-SAC with a set of scenarios/questions to be addressed. A joint meeting was held at AMOC. NG-CI work plan item.
  • Issue #0269, Call Forwarding is Causing Looping When New Technology is Involved (Accepted 8/15/05)
    • The NIOC is concerned about a case where a call starts in a network and is forwarded to a new destination number in an IP network and then is further forwarded to another destination number in the PSTN.
      • Questions have been referred to PTSC-SAC and a joint meeting was held at AMOC. NG-CI work plan item.
  • Issue #0284, SS7 Transit Carrier Screening (Accepted 8/24/06)
    • This issue is looking at guidelines for carrier screening and other related screening issues
      • Conference calls are being held with SS7 SME’s and a screening table is being developed.
  • Issue #0286, Lack of SS7 Transfer Controlled (TFC) Message support will degrade the probability of completion for NS/EP calls (Accepted 5/3/07)
    • This issue explores the relationship between NS/EP calls and TFC
      • Vendor survey questions have been completed, sent and are being compiled, SP questions have been developed, completed, and are being compiled.
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NIOC GS Report Active Issues:

Jurisdiction Issues:

Are being worked via conference calls with OBF and AMATSG assistance:

  • Issue #0227, Clarification to Resolution Statement of Issue #0199 Toll Free Number in Calling Party Field (Accepted 4/10/03)
    • Issue relates to jurisdiction parameter looking for greater billing accuracy
      • Waiting for either Missoula or other regulatory action. May determine other possible actions in the interim especially since the ‘Phantom Traffic’ initiative.
  • Issue #0250, Guidelines for the Use of Charge Number Field (Accepted 9/21/04)
    • Issue relates to jurisdiction parameter looking for greater billing accuracy
      • Waiting for either Missoula or other regulatory action. May determine other possible actions in the interim especially since the ‘Phantom Traffic’ initiative.
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NIOC GS Report Active Issues:

NGN or New Technology Issues

(note some NGN issues may fall under other categories)

  • Issue #0287, Development of NGN Documentation
    • This issue is to create new NGN Documentation similar to the NIIF Reference Document
      • Developing outline and topics which should be included into the document. Identifying higher priority items.
  • Issue #0258, National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) Calls May Encounter Difficulties When Some Portion of the Call is Served by VoIP Technology (Accepted 1/12/05)
    • This issue was worked with PTSC to develop mapping and testing for inclusion into the NIIF Reference Document
      • NCS provided a contribution with the above information after companies review the contribution the NIOC should be able to place this issue into initial closure.
  • Issue #0254, IP QoS and IP/PSTN Convergence as it relates to the PRQC Work (Accepted 10/13/04)
    • There are PRQC documents relevant to NIIF work and should be referred to in the NGN document
      • Create a contribution identifying relevant text to either include in NIIF documents or refer to PRQC documents.
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NIOC GS Report Active Issues:

Disaster Recovery or Outage Reporting issues

  • Issue #0278, Interoperability and Services Restoration Guidelines for Telecommunications Disaster Recovery (Accepted 6/21/06)
    • Develop NIIF guidelines related to disaster recovery
      • This issue needs to be looked at to determine if this work isn’t being done elsewhere and if a NIIF document would be redundant.
  • Issue #0292, NIIF Documentation Outage Reporting
    • The NIOC needs to review and update the NIIF reference and other documents as they relate to outage reporting utilizing ATIS-0100012.2007, Standard Outage Classification.
      • There was questions on the status of the report
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NIOC Active Issues (cont.)

Testing Issues:

  • Issue #0260, VoP/VoIP and NIIF Testing Guidelines (Accepted 1/14/05)
    • Look at needs for VoP/VoIP testing in NIIF Documentation
      • Abstracts will be created in NIIF NGN documentation pointing to relevant areas in the VoIP NNI Testing Framework document.
  • Issue #0241, ATM High Speed Link Test Plan (Accepted 3/22/04)
    • This issue looks to revise NIIF documents to include ATM High Speed tests
      • Contributions have been submitted and need to be reviewed by participants. If accepted then the issue should go to initial closure
  • Issue #0262, Interconnection Guidelines for Meet Point SONET Architectures (Accepted 3/31/05)
    • This issue is to update tables on SONET architecture not covered in NIIF document.
      • Sent correspondence to PRQC related to information and questions gathered at AMOC

NIOC GS Report

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NIOC GS Report Active Issues:

Other:

  • Issue #0288, Minimum Time Frames for Mergers and Acquisitions
    • It was identified that a minimal time frame for mergers and acquisitions was not in ATIS 0300046, Recommended Notification Procedures to Industry for Changes in Access Network Architecture, Attachment B “BIRRDS Minimum Time Interval” section.
      • This is a relatively new issue and hasn’t been addressed yet.
  • Issue #0268, Update NIIF Part XIII Terms and Definitions Document (Accepted 8/15/05)
    • Update term and definitions used in NIIF documents.
      • Work is progressing in Joint NIOC/NRRIC conference calls and is close to completion, only a few action items and other misc work needs to be completed, should be ready for initial closure at next call.
  • NIOC Issue #0295, Documentation Updates for 500/800/900 Series Expansion
    • Information within NIOC Report
      • Reviewed during NIOC #64 and path forward has been determined.
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NIOC GS Report

Issues Over 12 Months*:

*Please see Active Issues for Issue titles

upcoming nioc conference calls
Upcoming NIOC Conference Calls:
  • September 10, 2008 – Issue #0281R1, Need for Emergency Notification Best Practices, Conference Call from 12:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
  • September 11, 2008 – Issue #0284, SS7 Transit Carrier Screening, Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • September 16, 2008 – Issue #0294, ENS Survey Questions while interfacing with the telecommunication network, Conference Call from 12:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
  • September 17, 2008 – Issue #0268, Update NIIF Terms and Definitions document, Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • September 18, 2008 – Issue #0286, Lack of SS7 Transfer Controlled (TFC) Message support will degrade the probability of completion for NS/EP calls , Conference Call from 11:00am – 2:00pm EDT
nrric g s report
NRRIC G.S. Report

Summary of Issues:

  • New Issues since GS #63: 1
  • Open Issues: 3
  • Issues Withdrawn since GS #63: 0
  • Issues in Initial Closure: 0
  • Issues Placed in Final Closure since GS #63: 2
  • Issues in Tabled Status: 0
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NRRIC G.S. Report

Active Issues:

  • Issue #0264: Update the NIIF Mergers and Acquisitions Document (Accepted 6/20/05)
    • This issue is covering the review and updating of the Mergers and Acquisitions Document to provide companies current information when involved in a merger and acquisition.
      • Focus at NRRIC #37 was on the contributions received from LNPA and Telcordia. LNPA contribution was accepted with some modifications. Telcordia contribution is still under review by the NRRIC.
  • Issue #0290, Removal of LERG14 (Diverse Toll Routing) (Accepted 11/27/07)
    • This issue is to remove the LERG 14 file from the LERG due to minimal data and is not being used.
      • Responses received to date service providers have indicated that the data in LERG 14 is not being utilized.
  • Issue #0296, Elements and Guidelines for IP Routing Database (Accepted 5/1/08)
    • As the industry moves in a direction of IP technology, the NRRIC has identified a business need for developing elements required for an IP routing database.
      • NRRIC members were asked to go back to their companies to provide input on the elements that would be required for an IP routing database at NRRIC #38.
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NRRIC G.S. Report

Issues Over 12 Months:

upcoming nrric conference calls
Upcoming NRRIC Conference Calls:
  • September 4, 2008 - Issue #0264, Update NIIF Mergers and Acquisitions Document, Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • September 25, 2008 - Issue #0264, Update NIIF Mergers and Acquisitions Document, Conference Call from 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT
  • NRRIC #38