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North American Numbering Council Billing & Collection Working Group DRAFT November 30, 2006 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Nextel Jim Castagna, Verizon.

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1 North American Numbering Council Billing & Collection Working Group DRAFT November 30, 2006 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Nextel Jim Castagna, Verizon

2 Mission Statement / Area of Responsibility The NANCs 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 the B&C Agent and submit reports at each NANC meeting to fully inform NANC of the B&C Agents 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.

3 Oversight Responsibilities The WG will participate in the development of the budget, contribution factor and payment computation; monitor the billing, collection, and distribution of funds; review for completeness the B&C Agents NANC Reports and Quarterly reports used to confirm established procedures and records are properly maintained to ensure operational integrity and; perform an annual Performance Evaluation and co-develop corrective action plans and other change management initiatives as required.

4 Primary Activities Performance Perform an annual performance evaluation. Development of any corrective action plans and/or performance metrics/monitoring that may be necessary during the year or as a result of the annual performance evaluation. Identify/address any industry or vendor concerns with the performance of the functional requirements during the year. Reports Co-develop and track monthly performance metrics with B&C Agent, including internal performance metrics as appropriate. Report monthly performance to NANC at bi- monthly NANC meetings. Co-develop the format and contents of the B&C Agent NANC report and review with B&C Agent prior to each NANC to ensure completeness and to address any concerns.

5 Fund Size and Contribution Factor Fund Size Participate in arriving at the Budget and Fund Size to ensure sufficient funds for anticipated disbursements by the B&C Agent. Contribution Factor Coordinate and manage the development and review/approval process for the formula and calculation of the contribution factor. Review the draft filing prepared by the B&C Agent, which must be filed and approved by the FCC.

6 2006/07 NANP Budget & Contribution Factor Recap: May 1 filing specified instead of due to two unanticipated vendor payments of approx. $245k per PA contract terms. Going forward, Welch and the vendor will exchange billing information at the time a request is made from the vendor to the FCC to avoid future unanticipated disbursements. The FCC acted expeditiously in approving the contribution factor (approved May 9 th). Welch was able to meet the targeted billing date of June 15 th.

7 Current Activity Bimonthly meetings with B&C Agent to review reports. Preparing to initiate 3Q05 – 2Q06 performance evaluation. Request for new co-chair nominations Initiated discussions regarding P-ANI Administration Cost Recovery work item referred to the BCWG by the P-ANI IMG

8 Current Activity Proposed Co-Chair Election Schedule: Nominations will be accepted for both co-chair roles: One year period Two year period Send nominations via to Rosemary and Jim from November 30th through December 6th Rosemary and Jim to send via to the B&CWG the nomination list on December 7th Carriers to vote via to Tim Decker from December 7th through December 11 Announcement of the new co-chairs will take place on the December 12th conference call

9 B&C WG Membership AT&T Bell South Bell Canada Cox CTIA Sprint Nextel Qwest Verizon

10 Future Meetings Tuesday, December 12 Standing Meetings: Week Prior to NANC Meeting with Welch and Co.


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