The North American Numbering Council conducts most of its business through four working groups, which are listed below.
NANC’s Billing and Collection Agent Oversight Working Group (B&C
WG) is responsible for overseeing the performance of the functional requirements
provided by the NANP Billing and Collection Agent (B&C Agent). The
B&C WG will investigate/review the performance of B&C Agent and
submit reports at each NANC meeting to fully inform NANC of the B&C
Agent’s performance with respect to the functional requirements. At the
request of the FCC and/or NANC, the B&C WG will identify and determine
the financial impact, feasibility and/or the appropriateness of initiatives/activities
that may need to be included in the budget or use these Funds. Currently,
the NANP B & C Agent is Welch & Company, LLP.
mission of the Future of Numbering (FON) working group is to explore
changes to the numbering environment, including new and future technologies,
the impact of market place and/or regulatory changes and innovations
on telephone numbering.
: The Working Group
will investigate new telephone numbering assignement approaches and future
telephone number assignment requirements. The Working Group will identify
trends and assess their impact upon numbering resources. The Working
Group, if necessary, will analyze potential changes to numbering adminstration
and use common criteria to determine the feasibility and benefit of each.
The Working Group will report its findings to the NANC. The Working Group
will also analyze various topics that may be given to it from time to
time by the NANC and/or FCC.
|Billing & Collection
Local Number Portability Administration Working Group (LNPA WG) was given
the charter by the North American Numbering Council (NANC) for implementing
Local Number Portability (LNP) on a national level. It is the body that
makes recommendations that assist in the formation of the regulatory
orders issued by the FCC pertaining to LNP. The LNPA WG is also responsible
for the business functionality of the national NLP system and how Service
Providers inter-operate with it.
Numbering Oversight Working Group (NOWG) oversees the activities and
reviews the performances of the North American Numbering Plan Administrator
(NANPA) and the Pooling Administrator (PA). Specifically, the NOWG oversees
the development of change orders, number administrator complaints, internal
performance metrics, and performance improvement plans. In addition,
the NOWG holds separate monthly meetings with the the NANPA and the PA
and carries out any other requests or responsibilities directed to the
NOWG by the NANC.
Number Portability Administration