Carriers must submit their semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports covering the period from January 1 through June 30, 2020, to the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) CIC Administrator by July 31, 2020.
For purposes of usage and reporting, CICs are assigned as Direct Trunk Access Feature Group B or D (FG B / FG D) or Switchless Reseller. Companies assigned Direct Trunk Access CICs must have trunk access with a facilities-based LEC. The trunk access must be reported to NANPA 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.
Semi-annual CIC reports are the sole tool used by NANPA to confirm if a CIC is being used in accordance with the CIC Assignment Guidelines or to determine if a CIC is subject to reclamation by NANPA.
- Failure to submit the required semi-annual reports may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA.
- Make sure the CIC reports are accurate before submission as information provided is considered certified.
- CICs must be used in the manner they were requested and assigned within the CIC guidelines.
- Verify your company’s CIC contact on file with NANPA is current and accurate. If not, updates should be filed with NANPA.
For more information about the required reporting and how JSI’s CIC Management Service can help you better manage your CICs in the future, contact Lisa Cover in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.
JSI is excited to announce that Bridget Alexander White, manager in our Business Development department, was appointed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to the North American Numbering Council (NANC) as a full, voting member. This is the first time someone from JSI has been named to the NANC. Bridget’s nomination was sponsored by US Connect.
The NANC’s mission is to recommend to the FCC ways to modernize the North American Numbering Plan to ensure the efficient, impartial assignment and use of vital numbering resources in the changing, modern world of communications. The NANC is composed of representatives of telecom carriers, regulators, cable providers, VoIP providers, industry associations, vendors, and consumer advocates.
Bridget’s voting membership will bring small and rural carriers’ positions to the NANC, which are important to consider in the development of porting and numbering rules and procedures. Bridget has worked in the telecom industry for more than 19 years and her broad knowledge of the telecom policies that drive numbering and porting decisions, as well as her daily contact with those companies that are affected by those decisions, will bring a unique perspective to the Council.
Bridget is not a stranger to the NANC. She is a longtime voting participant on the NANC’s Future of Numbering (FoN) and Local Number Portability Administration (LNPA) working groups, and served as chair of the LNPA working group’s New Entrant Sub-team which developed guidelines for new providers entering the porting arena.
Bridget is excited to be able to participate and represent small companies as a member of NANC. She invites clients to communicate any concerns or opinions about NANC’s work to her so that she can best represent their interests on the Council. She can be reached by email or in our Maryland office at 301-459-7590.
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.
Source: JSI e-Lert