Presentation on theme: "North American Numbering Council (NANC) Billing & Collection Working Group (B&C WG) May 21, 2010 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Nextel Tim Decker, Verizon."— Presentation transcript:
North American Numbering Council (NANC) Billing & Collection Working Group (B&C WG) May 21, 2010 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Nextel Tim Decker, Verizon
May 21, 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.
May 21, 2010B&C WG3 Current Activities Monthly Billing and Collections Oversight Monthly Evaluation of Deliverables Budget and Contribution Factor Oversight
Revised Budget & Contribution Factor The NANC approved the preliminary contribution factor of 0.0000171 during the February NANC meeting. The revised factor approved by the NANC on May 7 th was 0.0000181. When initially preparing the budget, the B&C WG and Welch projected the overall industry revenue projection to be down by $1B. In fact, once the preliminary revenue numbers were obtained from USAC (based on the normal process of form 499A calculated results), the overall revenue numbers were down by $14B. Therefore, we need to adjust the industry revenue projection part of the budget used to determine the contribution factor down by an additional $13B. All other budget assumptions remain the same. The new contribution factor has been calculated to be 0.0000181. May 21, 2010B&C WG4
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
May 21, 2010B&C WG6 Contribution Factor Options The first scenario uses up the entire anticipated fund surplus at June 30, 2010 of $1,366,725. The US carriers would be required to fund $4,034,718 with a funding factor of 0.00001712. 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 0.000020. This scenario reduces the surplus by $687,320. The total contribution by the US carriers would be $4,714,123. There would be $679,405 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 0.0000229. The total contribution by the US carriers would be $5,401,443. There would be $1,366,725 excess surplus that could be carried forward to subsidize contributions in the future. The REVISED scenario still uses up the entire anticipated fund surplus at June 30, 2010 of $1,366,725. The US carriers would still be required to fund $4,034,718 leaving only $500,000 in the surplus account representing the contingency provision. A factor in determining the contribution factor is the total industry revenue. At the time that the budget and the contribution factor were prepared in February, it was estimated that the industry revenue would decline by $1B. Revised information based on the 2010 Form 499A indicated that the industry revenue declined by $14B. As a result the contribution factor needed to be increased to 0.0000181 in order to achieve the same results as the first scenario.
May 21, 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 #0.0000430.000021 0.00000520.0000210.00001930.00001650.00001070.0000181 Original0.0000430.0000360.0000210.00000520.0000210.00001930.00001650.00001070.0000181 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 173,694 114,205 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 4,248,064 - - - 1,198,963 - - ** includes contingency allowance # Final Factor reflects "Revised" factor if different from Original Source: Factors and amounts compiled by Welch LLP
May 21, 2010B&C WG8 B&C WG Membership AT&T Bell Canada Cox Comcast CTIA Sprint Nextel Qwest Verizon 800 Response
May 21, 2010B&C WG9 Future Meetings Contact the Co-Chairs for complete meeting or conference call details Rosemary.Emmer@sprint.com or Timothy.Decker@verizon.comRosemary.Emmer@sprint.comTimothy.Decker@verizon.com (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, May 20 11:00am Eastern 1hr Tuesday, June 29 11:00am Eastern 1hr Tuesday, July 27 11:00am Eastern 1hr