NANC Future of Numbering Working Group
- FoN -
TITLE: Proposed actions for resolving and reporting to the NANC on NANC change
orders 399 and 400
DATE: April 4, 2005
SOURCE: Mike Whaley and David Garner
700 W. Mineral Ave.
Mike.Whaley@qwest.com or David.Garner@qwest.com
ABSTRACT: This contribution suggests a solution for responding to the North
American Numbering Council’s request for review of the issues surrounding LNPA WG
change orders 399 and 400
This document is offered to the NANC Future of Numbering Working Group as a basis
for discussion and is not a binding proposal on Qwest. Qwest specifically reserves the
right to amend or withdraw the statements contained herein.
Based on the information provided at the joint FoN and LNPA WG meeting in Franklin,
TN, and the discussion of NANC change orders 399 and 400, this contribution offers
that a course of action for the FoN to respond to NANC can be done by answering the
following set of questions and by answering them. By asking and answering these
questions, the answers should provide the information necessary to craft a response to
the NANC request.
1. Does the FoN need to make a recommendation to the NANC or can the FoN
simply report it has reviewed the information at the NANC’s request and by
proposing that the LNPA WG should proceed according to normal processes?
2. Is there a need for the NANC or the FoN to take any action other than create a
response to affirm that the LNPA WG has completed its obligation to do due
diligence in evaluating the change order request in accordance with its charter
and direction from the NANC?
3. From a policy standpoint, is there any need for NANC to change the charter of
the LNPA WG who was tasked with evaluating the change orders, or is there any
need for the FoN to insert additional processes that may prevent or delay NPAC
release 3.3 or prevent the LNPA WG from proceeding with their normal business
processes and practices?
4. Was there any information provided in the presentations that warrant the FoN to
advise the NANC to intervene in proceeding with the normal processes for
accepting or rejecting change orders.
5. Is there any impropriety with the requested change orders 399 and 400 as
submitted and approved by the LNPA WG.
6. What problems would the industry encounter if it deploys NPAC release 3.3,
including NANC change orders 399 and 400 but without activation, until such
time as there is a decision by the industry to activate that functionality.
1. There is no need for the FoN to report to the NANC anything other than it has
reviewed the information provided by the vendors and industry members. The
FoN recommends that NANC allow the normal LNPA WG processes to move
forward. Furthermore, the FoN recognizes that there are many options and ideas
that must continue to be evaluated as new technologies are deployed.
2. Neither the NANC nor the FoN need to do more than they have and they have
ensured the LNPA WG performed its due diligence on behalf of the NANC and
sees no reason to delay any further the review of the change orders nor is there
any reason to modify the proposed change orders. Furthermore there is no
reason to change the processes or responsibilities of the LNPA WG as they have
been executed successfully with regard to these two issues. Now that the LNPA
WG has completed its review and recommended the vendor proceed to complete
the change orders as requested, further delays are unnecessary, especially in
light of the fact that the functionality of the change orders will not be activated at
3. No. There are no policy issues being established by proceeding forward with
allowing change orders 399 and 400 to be included in release 3.3. All this is
doing is permitting data to be made available that may be used in the future.
4. There was no information provided that should stop the change orders. There
obviously are reasons the FoN and LNPA WG to continue to monitor the industry
as it evolves to ensure that end user customers are afforded the opportunity to
obtain the services which use telephone numbers and that the NANC continue to
provide recommendations to the FCC on how to manage those public resources.
5. No and the LNPA WG should continue its role to receive, evaluate and make
recommendations as it has done.
6. What is being offered with these change orders are the opportunities to assure
that the playing field remains level for anyone using telephone numbers today,
regardless of their “provider” of choice. In fact these proposed changes allow
additional information to facilitate service provider portability; services affected by
LNP and it provides additional methods for coordinating customer’s services
when changing service providers.