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					WNP Testing Subcommittee
      Guidelines
     May 8-9, 2001
        Co-Chairs
        Mark Wood
     Jennifer Chartraw
Agenda for Testing meeting
   Day 1 - May 8th
   9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Introductions, overview of WNP timeline and purpose of
                          test team
   10:45 AM - 12:00 PM   Different phases of testing
                         - Internal, SOA/NPAC, and inter-carrier testing
   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM     Differences in provider testing
                         - Wireless, wireline, reseller
   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM     Review WNP Industry test plan
                         Discussion of concerns/issues with test plan
Agenda for Testing meeting
   Day 2 - May 9th
   9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Process of coordinating test times (between carriers and
                          with test team co-chairs)
   10:30 PM - 11:30 PM   Propose future meeting sites/dates
   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Provide list of top 100 MSAs required for porting, and
                          discussion
   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM     Review test cases (Section 4)
   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM     Open forum for general questions, concerns
   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM     Review open items, draft agenda for next meeting
Welcome / Introduction
 Test subcommittee created March 2001
 Subcommittee reports to Wireless Number
  Portability Operations committee
 Main purpose is to coordinate inter-carrier
  testing for wireless service providers
Structure/Organization
FCC


      NANC


             LNPA

                    WNPO

                           Wireless
                            Test
Who is invited to this committee?
   Any NANP provider is welcome
    –   Wireless service providers
    –   Wireline service providers
    –   Resellers
    –   Vendors (SOA/LSMS, Service bureau)
    –   Non-porting service providers
Who is invited to this committee?
   From each service provider
    –   At least SPOC from each carrier
    –   test coordinator and test manager
    –   network, IT, roaming personnel encouraged to
        attend
What the test committee will do?
   Establish a forum to discuss WNP inter-carrier
    testing
   Discuss test cases/scenarios
     – work from industry test plan
   Coordinate test schedule between providers
   Publish Testing SPOCs on website
   Report minutes and/or problems to WNPO team
   Provide LNP information, support
What the test committee will
NOT do?
   Discuss specific service provider features
   Provide testing resources
   Determine service provider test markets, cases
   Discuss SOA/internal testing, markets outside top
    100
   Create SLA form for providers
   Test committee co-chairs will provide
    recommendations but have no authority to require
    testing
What is allowed?
 Methods and procedures for improving
  communication, efficiency
 Suggestions to create new test cases outside
  the baseline document
 Volunteers to host future meetings
What is not allowed?
 Competition, comparison, criticism among
  carriers
 Sales opportunity for vendors (in meeting)
 Personality, logistics complaints
 Any SP specific complaints should be
  brought to the co-chairs offline
 Vendor discussion/comparison
Why are we here?
 –   Coordinate SP testing for wireless number
     portability
 –   Communicate test cases and any major hurdles
 –   Allow all service providers to be involved in
     testing
Why are we here?
    –   Coordinate SP testing for wireless number
        portability
    –   Communicate test cases and any major hurdles
    –   Allow all service providers to be involved in
        testing
   What is our ultimate goal?
    –   By June 1, 2002 all service providers will be
        done with WNP testing in top 100 MSAs
             Wireless Number Portability                                        INDUSTRY

             Timeline - Phase 2                                            SERVICE PROVIDER

                                           2000
     JAN     FEB    MAR       APR    MAY   JUN       JUL    AUG      SEP    OCT       NOV     DEC



                          3/00
    INTERCARRIER
   COMMUNICATION
       PROCESS



  Functional Specifications      4/00
                                    5/00             System Development
Pre-port   Fraud
Port       Number Administration                       Back office
Billing    Standards                                   Billing
Roaming    Network                                     Network -
Resale                                                     MIN/MDN Separation
                                              6/00         Service Interoperability

            INTERCARRIER TEST PLAN                                                    12/00
                                                              INTERCARRIER TEST
                                                                 COORDINATION
               Wireless Number Portability                                   INDUSTRY

               Timeline - Phase 2                                     SERVICE PROVIDER

                                           2001
      JAN      FEB    MAR      APR   MAY   JUN    JUL   AUG    SEP      OCT     NOV     DEC



   SYSTEM
DEVELOPMENT


            1/01
                     TESTING

               2/01 Back Office 4/01                          9/01
                     Billing
                     Network
                                        NPAC TURN UP TESTING


                                 5/01                                9/01

                                                              9/01
                                                                            INTERCARRIER
                      INTERCARRIER TESTING LOGISTICS
                                                                               TESTING
                                                                       10/01
      Wireless Number Portability                                  INDUSTRY

      Timeline - Phase 2                                        SERVICE PROVIDER

                                      2002
JAN   FEB   MAR   APR      MAY        JUN     JUL   AUG   SEP    OCT   NOV    DEC




                        5/02
 INTERCARRIER TESTING
                                            DEPLOYMENT

                               5/02   6/02            8/02


                                                             FINAL
                                                          ADJUSTMENTS




                                                                         *
                                                                       11/24/2002
Helpful documents
 Industry test plan
 WNP T&O Version 1.7
 CTIA WICC Version 2.1.2
 NANC Arch & Admin LNP Issue 2
Contacts/Information
   Co-chairs
    –   Jennifer Chartraw- AT&T Wireless
           jennifer.chartraw@attws.com
    –   Mark Wood - Cingular Wireless
           mark.s.wood@cingular.com

   Distribution list
    –   -email to majordomo@telecomse.com „subscribe wireless testing‟

   Information location
            www.npac.com (click “Wireless”, then click “Wireless
             testing”)
            agenda, minutes, contacts, etc.

				
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