Acronyms and Definitions

The expansion and description of the acronyms used in CEMR is given here.

 

Acronym

Expansion

Description

CPE  

Customer Premises Equipment

Equipment that is housed at the end user's location and interfaces with the telephone network.

DMARC

Demarcation Point

The point where the interface physically resides between the CenturyLink network and the Premis network.

LPIC

Local Primary/ Pre-designated Inter-exchange Carrier

A local pre-designated inter-exchange carrier transports traffic that originates and terminates in the same LATA, but originates in one exchange and terminates in a different exchange. Each line or trunk must show a local pre-designated inter-exchange carrier.

MPOP

Minimum Point of Presence

  • The first location where the dial tone is available in the customer's building.

  • In most residence and small business situations, the MPOP and the first Network Interface are in the same spot. If MPOP and NI are separate, most tariffs require that the NI must be no more than 12" from the MPOP.

  • "House" cable and inside wiring in each unit belong to the building, not CenturyLink. Therefore, the landlord or building owner owns all cable and wire past the MPOP in each building and all cable between buildings on the customer's property. If they request that CenturyLink work on this cable or wire, CenturyLink will bill them for this work.

  • MPOP Locations:

  • Single Residential Dwellings: the service interface point is located on an exterior wall of the residential structure.

  • Single Business Locations: the service interface point is located on an interior wall of the business structure.

  • Condominiums: the service interface point will be located at each building.

  • Multi-Tenant Buildings: the MPOP is usually a single location or utility closet where regulated facilities enter the building. Beyond the MPOP, there may be multiple Network Interfaces (NIs) serving different apartments, suites, or floors.

  • Campus Arrangement: on a campus, industrial park, or in a multi-building apartment or business complex, the MPOP is normally in the first building where Company network services are terminated.

NI

Network Interface

The piece of equipment to which customers connect their unregulated inside wiring to regulated facilities.

NTF

No Trouble Found

No trouble found with regulated or unregulated facilities.

PIC

Primary/

Pre-designated Inter-exchange Carrier

A pre-designated inter-exchange carrier transports traffic that originates in one LATA and terminates in a different LATA. Each line or trunk must show a pre-designated inter-exchange carrier.

TOK

Test Okay

The Test was OK.

USOC

Universal Service Order Code

Standard code assigned to telecommunications service offerings.

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