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CMDS Hosting And In-Region Hosting - V3.0

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Product Description

CMDS and In-Region Hosting provides a process to distribute intraLATA non-Interexchange Carrier (IXC) alternately billed messages recorded in one company (the 'earning company') and billed in another company (the "billing company"). The distribution of the billable records process is supplemented with a settlement process to:

  • Allow for the exchange of revenue associated with the messages.
  • Provide a billing and collection fee to be paid to the billing company.
  • Include a service charge for CenturyLink™ to administer the settlement process between the Earning and the Billing companies.

Basic Product Capabilities and Restrictions

The CMDS distribution process and settlement process are limited to intraLATA non-IXC alternately billed messages such as Calling Card, Third Number and Collect.


CMDS Hosting and In-Region Hosting is available where facilities exist throughout CenturyLink QC. .



Rates can be found in your agreement for CMDS Hosting and Message Distribution.


Contact your CenturyLink Sales Executive for information.


CMDS and In-Region Hosting applies only to intraLATA non-IXC alternately billed messages.

The company that originates and terminates the call is the "Earning Company" and should receive the revenue for handling the call. The Earning Company sends the billable record to CenturyLink based on the Revenue Accounting Code (RAO), who distributes the message to you. You remit the revenue associated with the call to CenturyLink, and receive a Billing and Collection fee.

CenturyLink provides the:

  • Distribution of the billable record between the Earning and Billing Company.
  • Settlement of the associated revenue between the Earning and Billing Company.
  • Settlement of the Billing and Collection fee between the Earning and Billing Company.


Product Prerequisites

If you are a new CLEC and are ready to enter the Interconnection business with CenturyLink, please view the Getting Started as a Facility-Based CLEC web page. If you are an existing CLEC wishing to amend your Interconnection Agreement or your New Customer Questionnaire, you can find additional information in the Negotiations Template Agreement web page.


Contact your CenturyLink Sales Executive for information.


Service Inquiry & Manual Ordering Guideline

CMDS and In-Region Hosting are negotiated via the CenturyLink Sales Team as separate (or ancillary) contracts and are in addition to the Interconnection Agreement. The CenturyLink Sales Executive will work with you to provide a CMDS Hosting agreement, if you choose CenturyLink as your Revenue Accounting provider.

CMDS Hosting and In-Region Hosting cannot be ordered through EASE-LSR.

Provisioning and Installation

Contact your CenturyLink Service Manager for information.

Maintenance and Repair

Contact your CenturyLink Service Manager for information.


There is a one-time set up fee for CMDS Hosting and In-Region Hosting.


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 for Course detail and registration information.

View additional CenturyLink courses in the Course Catalog.


For questions or additional information, contact your CenturyLink Sales Executive or Service Manager.

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Last Update: August 8, 2011