The semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports are due to the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) CIC Administrator by February 1. The usual report due date is January 31, but because the deadline falls on a Sunday in 2016, the due date was moved to February 1.

For purposes of usage and reporting, CICs are categorized as Direct Trunk Access Feature Group D (FG D) or Switchless Reseller. Companies assigned Direct Trunk Access FG D CICs must have direct FG D trunk access with a facilities-based LEC. Direct FG D trunk access must be reported to NANPA on a semi-annual basis by both the CIC assignee and the facilities-based LEC from which the CIC assignee purchases access.

Holders of Switchless Reseller CICs must report the (underlying) carrier with which the CIC has FG D usage/service. To retain the Switchless Reseller CIC, FG D usage/service must be reported to NANPA on a semi-annual basis.

Failure to use the CIC in the manner in which it was requested and assigned within the guidelines or to submit the required semi-annual report may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA.

For more information about this report and how JSI’s CIC Management Service can help you better manage your CICs in the future, contact Bridget Alexander in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

Source: JSI e-Lert