Interconnection Distribution Frame (ICDF) Collocation - V 19.0
Interconnection Distribution Frame (ICDF) Collocation provides you with access to the Interconnection Distribution Frame. You may combine UNE to UNE, UNE to Ancillary Service and UNE to Finished Services (e.g. Local Interconnection Services (LIS)) by running a jumper on the ICDF. Under ICDF Collocation, you do not need to collocate equipment in the CenturyLink Wire Center
ICDF Collocation is offered at a Digital Service Level 0 (DS0), Digital Service Level 1 (DS1), Digital Service Level 3 (DS3), and Optical Carrier Level n (OCn). Each circuit connection requires two termination increments to connect the two portions of a circuit (e.g., UNE to UNE, UNE to Ancillary Service, or UNE to Finished Services). ICDF Collocation will be provided in the following minimum circuit increments:
- DS0-Circuits in increments of 100
- DS1-Circuits in increments of 1
- DS3-Circuits in increments of 1
- OCn-Circuits in increments of 6
There are multiple frames that could be used for ICDF Collocation, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Digital Cross Connect Frame (DSX) panels for DS1 and DS3 services
- toll frame
- Fiber Distribution Panel (FDP)
- Main Distribution Frame (MDF)
ICDF Collocation is available where facilities exist throughout CenturyLink QC.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions are included in your Interconnection Agreement, if these terms differ from those set forth in this document then the terms of your Interconnection Agreement may prevail.
Information regarding Collocation terms and conditions are located in the Terms and Conditions section of Collocation - General Information.
All CenturyLink terminations on the ICDF will be given a frame address. CenturyLink assigned terminations are identified by their associated cable name and count, frame identification, relay rack or MDF designation, and jack/port designations on your APOT. You will be required to place the jumper connection between your frame addresses to connect UNEs, Ancillary and Finished Services ordered. You will be required to maintain your frame address records.
You are responsible for block and jumper inventory and maintenance at the ICDF using industry-accepted practices for your terminations. Additionally, you are responsible for having jumper material and tools for such operations.
You may have ICDF Collocation on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with Physical and/or Virtual Collocation within the same CO.
Technical PublicationsCenturyLink's Technical Publications with reference to Collocation are located in the Technical Publications section of Collocation - General Information.
Collocation rate elements are located in the Pricing section of Collocation - General Information.
ICDF Collocation charges are based on the information you provided on your Collocation Application and the work to be performed.
Wholesale rates for this product or service, including tariff references and any applicable discounts, are provided in your current Interconnection, Resale, Commercial or other governing agreement.
Tariffs, Regulations and Policies
Tariffs, regulations and policies are located in the state specific Tariffs/Catalogs/Price Lists.
Optional features are located in the Optional Features section of Collocation - General Information.
ICDF Collocation allows combining UNEs, Ancillary Services and Finished Services.
If you are a new CLEC and are ready to do business with CenturyLink, view Getting Started as a Facility-Based CLEC. If you are an existing CLEC wishing to amend your Interconnection Agreement or New Customer Questionnaire, additional information is located in the Interconnection Agreement.
General pre-ordering activities are described in the Pre-Ordering section of Collocation - General Information.
General ordering activities are described in the Ordering section of Collocation - General Information.
CLEC may submit a non-binding ICDF forecast identifying your future ICDF collocation requirements. The forecast shall include demand by DS0, DS1 and DS3 capacities that will be terminated on the Interconnection Distribution Frame by CenturyLink on behalf of CLEC. Such forecasts shall be used by CenturyLink to determine the sizing of required tie cables and the terminations on each Interconnection Distribution Frame as well as the various other frames within the CenturyLink Wire Center. The Collocation Forecasting Form can be found in the Ordering section of the Forecasting PCAT.
Submit a New/ Change/Augment Application form to order ICDF Collocation at a particular CenturyLink Central Office (CO). The form is located in the Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.
Information on how to cancel an ICDF Collocation order already in progress is located in the Collocation - Cancellation Overview process. Collocation application forms can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.
Information on how to decommission a completed ICDF Collocation site is in the Collocation - Decommissioning Overview process. Collocation application forms can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.
APOT(s) specific to ICDF Collocation can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.
Provisioning and Installation
General provisioning and installation activities are in the Provisioning and Installation section of Collocation - General Information.
Maintenance and Repair
General maintenance and repair activities are described in the Maintenance and Repair section of Collocation - General Information.
CenturyLink is responsible for the overall maintenance and repair of the ICDF, including horizontal and vertical mounting positions, cable raceways, rings and troughs and general housekeeping of the frame.
General billing activities are described in the Billing section of Collocation - General Information.
Local CenturyLink 101 "Doing Business with CenturyLink"
- This introductory web-based training course is designed to teach the Local CLEC and Local Reseller how to do business with CenturyLink. It will provide a general overview of products and services, CenturyLink billing and support systems, processes for submitting service requests, reports, and web resource access information. Click here to learn more about this course and to register.
- This self-directed, web-based product-training course provides you with an overview of Collocation concepts, features, requirements, configurations, entrance facility options, test points and policies. Click here to learn more about this course and to register.
View additional CenturyLink courses by clicking on Course Catalog.
CenturyLink contact information is located in Wholesale Customer Contacts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1.Will my APOT form include enough detail to locate the
specific ICDF terminations for me to place my jumpers?
Yes, the APOT form includes termination detail down to the jack/port/block assigned to you.
Last Update: November 4, 2011