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1 North American Numbering Council (NANC) Billing & Collection Working Group (B&C WG) February 18, 2010 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Nextel Tim Decker, Verizon

2 February 18, 2010B&C WG2 Mission Statement / Area of Responsibility The Billing and Collection Agent Oversight Working Group (B&C WG) was chartered by and reports to the North American Numbering Council (NANC) and is responsible for overseeing the performance of the functional requirements provided by the North American Numbering Plan 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. 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.

3 February 18, 2010B&C WG3 Current Activities Monthly Billing and Collections Oversight Monthly Evaluation of Deliverables Budget and Contribution Factor Oversight

4 February 18, 2010B&C WG4 NANC Action Items Approve Billing and Collection Agent 2009 Performance Evaluation as submitted by B&C WG. Approve July 2010-June 2011 Budget Approve July 2010-June 2011 Contribution Factor

5 July 2010-June 2011 Budget Total projected cost for the NANP Fund is $5,497,882 (including $500,000 surplus) The US carriers are required to contribute $5,401,443 The International Participants (Canada and Caribbean countries) contribute the remaining $96,439

6 February 18, 2010B&C WG6 Contribution Factor Options The first scenario uses up the entire anticipated fund surplus at June 30, 2010 of $1,340,407. The US carriers would be required to fund $4,061,136 with a funding factor of This option leaves only the $500,000 in the surplus account which is the contingency provision. The second scenario is designed to reduce the surplus by approximately one-half resulting in a contribution factor of This scenario reduces the surplus by $687,320. The total contribution by the US carriers would be $4,714,123. There would be $653,087 excess surplus that could be carried forward to subsidize contributions in the future. The third scenario is designed to leave the surplus in the fund resulting in a contribution factor of The total contribution by the US carriers would be $5,401,443. There would be $1,340,407 excess surplus that could be carried forward to subsidize contributions in the future.

7 February 18, 2010B&C WG7 History of NANP Fund Size and Contribution Factor July 2002 to June 2003 July 2003 to June 2004 (revised) July 2004 to June 2005 July 2005 to June 2006 July 2006 to June 2007 July 2007 to June 2008 July 2008 to June 2009 July 2009 to June 2010 Proposed (Option 1) July 2010 to June 2011 Contribution Factor Final/Revised # Original Per Budget Total budgeted expenditures ** 13,737,340 9,821,530 7,026,013 6,903,158 6,922,608 6,605,140 5,508,944 5,348,089 5,497,882 International contribution 173, ,205 80,468 84,050 83,238 84,821 82,384 85,415 96,439 US contributions 10,313,646 4,902,967 4,920,418 1,127,108 4,876,926 4,530,185 2,487,497 4,061,036 Surplus used 3,250,000 4,804,358 2,025,127 5,692,000 1,966,444 1,990,084 1,531,477 2,775,177 1,340,407 Surplus kept 4,434,187 4,000,000 4,248, ,198, ** includes contingency allowance # Final Factor reflects "Revised" factor if different from Original Source: Factors and amounts compiled by Welch LLP

8 February 18, 2010B&C WG Welch LLP Performance Review Developed the evaluation consistent with the monthly deliverable matrix. B&C WG evaluates Welch LLP performance monthly. Rating schematic used for performance was Met/Not Met. Scheduled conference calls to gain industry consensus on rating and evaluation.

9 February 18, 2010B&C WG Welch LLP Performance Review The B&C WG considered, reviewed and analyzed the following data while compiling overall evaluation: Monthly deliverables matrix overall score 2009 team meeting materials (from monthly calls) FCC/NANC reports, monthly reports Customer Service, processes Clean-up of receivables B&C WG observations Co-chair interaction with Welch LLP Contribution Factor and Budget related communication/printed material

10 February 18, 2010B&C WG Welch LLP Performance Review Welch LLP rating for 2009 was MET. This rating is defined below: Met performance requirement (s) Met requirements in order to be considered successful Performance was competent and reliable Decisions and recommendations were within requirements and expectations

11 February 18, 2010B&C WG Welch LLP Performance Review Budget estimates were made more difficult due to unknown budget estimates with limited data. Welch handled extremely well with actual amounts within $15,000 of original forecast. Welch's persistence while working with FCC for write off package for delinquent payments with timely resolution. Welch prepared a detailed Operational Review for 2009, in an easy to follow format with out being given a deadline or being prompted to deliver. Contribution factor approval was delayed which caused delays in the process. This made more work for the B&C agent which was handled very well.

12 February 18, 2010B&C WG12 B&C WG Membership AT&T Bell Canada Cox Comcast CTIA Sprint Nextel Qwest Verizon 800 Response

13 February 18, 2010B&C WG13 Future Meetings Contact the Co-Chairs for complete meeting or conference call details or (Other meetings for the B&C WG may be scheduled as needed beyond what has been identified above) B&C WG meeting notes and documents are posted at nanc-chair.org Tuesday, February 23 11:00am Eastern 1hr Tuesday, March 30 11:00am Eastern 1hr Tuesday, April 27 11:00am Eastern 1hr


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