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Title: Two Six Code Inventory For Local Interconnection Trunk Groups Ordered By Qwest
CR Number Current Status
Date
Area Impacted Products Impacted

PC120301-6 Completed
12/18/2002
Provisioning Local Interconnection Service (LIS)
Originator: Stryczek, Kathy
Originator Company Name: AT&T
Owner: Olsen, Linda
Director:
CR PM: Thomte, Kit

Description Of Change

When Qwest orders a local interconnection trunk group, AT&T assigns the two-six code and returns it to Qwest on the FOC. Qwest should be inventorying the two-six code that AT&T assigns for Qwest-initiated ASRs. However, Qwest is not inventorying the AT&T two-six code. Qwest is assigning their own two-six code. This presents a major problem in a number of areas including maintenance. One of the first pieces of information asked by Qwest when AT&T reports a trouble is to provide the two-six code. AT&T provides the AT&T-assigned two-six code, but Qwest didn't inventory it so the Qwest maintenance group can't find the trunk group AT&T is reporting.

Here is the industry documentation from the ASOG for two-six code assignment:

53 TSC - Two Six Code

Identifies a code assigned to a trunk group or a CCS link

Set.

NOTE 1: The code set is unique to each established

trunk group or CCS Link Set and is provided to the

customer on the Firm Order Confirmation or Design and

Order Confirmation. The TSC entry may then be

populated by the customer when ordering changes,

additions or deletions to an existing trunk group or CCS

Link Set.

Clearly Qwest is not in compliance with inventorying the two-six code, as the ASOG specifically states the two-six code is provided to the customer on the FOC. In the case where Qwest initiates ASRs, Qwest is the customer and AT&T is the supplier. Consequently, Qwest should be inventorying the two-six code provided by AT&T to Qwest on the FOC.

Expected Deliverables:

AT&T expects that Qwest will comply with industry guidelines and change process to begin to inventory the two-six code that AT&T assigns to Qwest-initiated ASRs.


Date Action Description
12/3/2001 CR Submitted by AT&T and acknowledged by Qwest 
12/7/2001 Clarification call arranged for 12/10/01, rescheduled for 12/11/01 at AT&T's request 
12/11/2001 Clarification call held with AT&T 
12/12/2001 CMP Meeting, AT&T introduced their CR, status changed to Clarification 
12/14/2001 Draft clarification meeting minutes issued to AT&T 
1/16/2002 January CMP meeting. The CR was clarified with the CLEC community. Qwest presented various potential manual and system options. Qwest received feedback on potential solutions and will continue to evaluate scenarios for presentation at the February CMP meeting. Status changed to "Evaluation" 
2/12/2002 Draft response sent to AT&T and entered into CMP Database 
2/19/2002 E-mail from AT&T with some questions about Qwest's response 
2/20/2002 February CMP meeting: Qwest response dated 02/12/02 presented to CLECs. Qwest will present expected time frame for system implementation at the March CMP meeting. CR Status changed to "Development" Meeting discussions will be set forth in the Product/Process Draft Meeting Minutes contained in the Product/Process CMP Meeting Distribution Package 03/20/02 
2/22/2002 Formal response dated 02/12/02 issued to CLECs - Document Number: CMPR.02.22.02.F.01229.CR_Responses 
3/20/2002 March CMP Meeting: Status update provided to CLECs, CR status to remain in "Development." Meeting discussions will be set forth in the Product/Process Meeting Minutes to be posted on the CMP Web site 
4/12/2002 Revised response dated 04/10/02 sent to AT&T 
4/12/2002 Revised response dated 04/10/02 posted to the web 
4/17/2002 April CMP Meeting: Qwest presented revised response dated 04/10/02. Qwest agreed to open a related systems CR. Status of this CR to be advised after discussions with Judy Schultz. Meeting discussions will be set forth in the Product/Process Meeting Minutes to be posted on the CMP Web site 
4/24/2002 Issued Systems CR to cmpcr@qwest.com on behalf of AT&T 
5/15/2002 May CMP Meeting: CLEC participants agreed that the CR could be closed. Meeting discussions will be set forth in the Product/Process Meeting Minutes to be posted on the CMP Web site. 
6/14/2002 Held status session with AT&T  
6/25/2002 Held status session with AT&T 
6/27/2002 Held status session with AT&T 
7/11/2002 Held status session with AT&T 
7/18/2002 This CR was reopened under Product and Process as agreed to in the monthly Systems CMP meeting. 
7/25/2002 Held status session with AT&T 
8/21/2002 August CMP Meeting: This CR will remain in "Development" Meeting minutes posted to this CR's Project Meetings section and the CMP Web site. 
9/11/2002 Sent Revised Response to AT&T 
9/18/2002 September CMP Meeting: This CR will remain in "Development" Meeting minutes posted to this CR's Project Meetings section and the CMP Web site. 
9/26/2002 Contacted AT&T to establish status session. 
10/7/2002 Held status Meeting with AT&T 
10/16/2002 October CMP Meeting: This CR will remain in "Development" Status Meeting minutes posted to this CR's Project Meetings section and the CMP Web site. 
11/20/2002 November CMP Meeting: This CR was changed to "CLEC Test" Status, Meeting minutes posted to this CR's Project Meeting section and the CMP Web site. 
12/18/2002 December CMP Meeting: This CR Changed to Completed status. Meeting Minutes posted to this CR's Project Meeting sectiona dn the CMP Web site. 

Project Meetings

12/18/02 - December CMP Meeting Qwest (Thomte) reported that the process is working as agreed to AT&T advised it is O.K. to close this CR. This CR will change to Completed status.

11/20/02 November CMP Meeting Qwest (Thomte) indicated that the trial orders that were established to convert the embedded base trunk groups in Wyoming were successful. The result is that both new trunks and embedded trunk groups appear to process through the systems using the AT&T Two Six code of CC. Qwest recommended that this CR move to CLEC Test and potentially be completed in December.

10/16/02 October CMP Meeting Qwest (Thomte) indicated that the trial was continuing and that two trial groups that are due to complete in early November. This CR to remain in ďDevelomentĒ.

08/21/02 - August CMP Meeting Qwest (Thomte) indicated progress had been made on this CR. Back end systems and reporting capability should be capable of accepting non Qwest two six code during September. Qwest and AT&T anticipate having a status meeting in late August. AT&T (Van Meter) concurred with the read out. This CR will remain in "Development" status

02/19/02 E-mail from AT&T with some questions about Qwest's response

Subject: RE: Qwest Response to Change Request PC120301-6 "Two-Six Code Inv entory for Local Interconnection Trunk Groups Ordered by Qwest" Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 17:20:24 -0600 From: "Stryczek, Kathleen K (Kathy), BNSVC" To: Michael Keegan CC: "Olsen, Linda Kae" , "Martin, Richard" , "Mead, Todd" , "Adkisson, Ann B, NCAM" , "Feinstein, Philip G (Phil), NNCER" , "Scherer, Esther A, NCAM" Michael, Thank you for your response to request PC120301-6 for Qwest to inventory the two-six code provided by AT&T on local interconnection trunk groups ordered by Qwest. If Qwest used the two-six code as the PON, would AT&T be able to report trouble tickets using the AT&T assigned two-six code? Also, would the Qwest maintenance group be able to locate a trunk group by searching for a PON which would have the two-six code embedded? If Qwest uses the AT&T two-six code only in the PON, but not in other systems, then I am concerned that Qwest may not be able to find the two-six code and associated trunk group when AT&T is reporting a trouble involving trunk groups ordered by Qwest. Kathy Stryczek AT&T 602-277-4527

Clarification Call, December 11, 2001, 11:00 am (MDT)

Attendees: Todd Mead, Qwest Linda Kae Olsen, Qwest Peggy Kilgus, Qwest Ann Adkinisson, AT&T Kathy Stryczek, AT&T Ester Shearer, AT&T

Reviewed description of Change Request.

Products impacted: Local Interconnection Service (LIS) Qwest need to have someone from the repair group who is involved in the management and use of the TIRKS system, involved in preparing the response to this CR. AT&T's expectation: AT&T would like Qwest to use the two-six code provided by AT&T when Qwest places an order for a local trunk group.

Action Plan: - Qwest will evaluate various options. This CR will be clarified with the CLEC Community at the January CMP Meeting. Qwest will provide a draft response for discussion at the February 2002 CMP meeting. - AT&T will provide Qwest with a contact in Ameritech to discuss ordering process and use of two-six codes. - Qwest to identify and involve the appropriate repair/TIRKS person to assist Linda in developing the draft response. An internal meeting will be held by next Wednesday (12/19/01)


CenturyLink Response

REVISED RESPONSE

September 6, 2002

Kathy Stryczek AT&T

Subject: PC120301-6 Two-Six Code Inventory for Local Interconnection Trunk Groups Ordered By Qwest

This is a revised Qwest response to AT&Tís request, that Qwest comply with industry guidelines and change process to begin to inventory the two-six code that AT&T assigns to Qwest-initiated ASRs.

Qwest accepts AT&Tís request regarding complying with industry guidelines and inventory the two six code that is provided to Qwest on the FOC.

Qwest has worked in conjunction with AT&T to provide a trial request that will flow through the various systems and reporting processes. Qwest is currently making the appropriate modifications to support the request for AT&T.

Currently Qwest has one order that is in a trial process. AT&T has advised that they have additional orders expected in the near future. Qwest expects to address AT&Tís additional orders with the revised process.

Sincerely, Qwest

REVISED RESPONSE

September 6, 2002

Kathy Stryczek AT&T

Subject: PC120301-6 Two-Six Code Inventory for Local Interconnection Trunk Groups Ordered By Qwest

This is a revised Qwest response to AT&Tís request, that Qwest comply with industry guidelines and change process to begin to inventory the two-six code that AT&T assigns to Qwest-initiated ASRs.

Qwest accepts AT&Tís request regarding complying with industry guidelines and inventory the two six code that is provided to Qwest on the FOC.

Qwest has worked in conjunction with AT&T to provide a trial request that will flow through the various systems and reporting processes. Qwest is currently making the appropriate modifications to support the request for AT&T.

Currently Qwest has one order that is in a trial process. AT&T has advised that they have additional orders expected in the near future. Qwest expects to address AT&Tís additional orders with the revised process.

Sincerely, Qwest

REVISED RESPONSE

April 10, 2002

Ms. Kathy Stryczek Manager AT&T

SUBJECT: Qwestís Change Request Response - CR # PC120301-6 Two-Six Code Inventory for Local Interconnection Trunk Groups Ordered by Qwest

This letter is a follow-up response to AT&T Change Request PC120301-6, requesting Qwest inventory the two-six code that AT&T assigns for Qwest initiated ASRs.

Qwestís written response dated February 12, 2002 informed the CLEC community that Qwest was willing to perform a detailed economic and technical investigation to evaluate the feasibility of implementing the system changes required to meet the intent of this CR.

Qwest has completed its evaluation and has concluded the cost of changing the myriad of downstream-related systems needed to effect this change is prohibitive. Qwest suggests deferral of this CR until the 2003 fiscal year funding review, planned for later this year.

Therefore Qwest regretfully informs AT&T that this CR cannot be processed this year.

Sincerely,

Susan Bliss Director Process Management Qwest

FORMAL RESPONSE

February 12, 2002

AT&T Ms. Kathy Stryczek Manager

SUBJECT: Qwestís Change Request Response - CR PC120301-6 Two-Six Code Inventory for Local Interconnection Trunk Groups Ordered by Qwest

This letter is in response to AT&T Change Request PC120301-6, Two-Six Code Inventory For Local Interconnection Trunk Groups Ordered By Qwest. AT&T has requested that Qwest inventory the two-six code that AT&T assigns for Qwest initiated ASRs.

During the CLEC Community clarification meeting held January 16, 2002, AT&T confirmed their desire for Qwest to inventory the TSC provided on the FOC for the order. AT&T agreed that this TSC, along with the TCICs and ACTL information provided today, could be provided during the up-front planning meeting for new markets. Qwest could then use this code as the PON number as well as possibly make program modifications that would allow it to be used as the TSC (TGAC) in the processing and inventory systems used by Qwest (EXACT, IABS, TIRKS, WFA, TRDB, etc.)

Qwest is willing to pursue internal system changes to evaluate the feasibility (technical and economical) of implementing such changes. Qwest can not determine all of the systems that would be impacted, nor what the downstream effects on the process would be until the systems evaluations are performed.

If this approach is acceptable to AT&T, Qwest will initiate the required internal system changes and provide a status update at the March CMP meeting.

Sincerely,

Linda Kae Olsen Process Specialist - LIS Qwest


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