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Administrative Operating Company Number (AOCN) Services
The timelines and accuracy of the NPA-NXX Code information being populated into these Databases is critical to the routing of all calls and the generation of proper revenues to your company. Therefore, the selection of a competent and responsible AOCN company is vital to your operations.
ICORE would like to be your AOCN service provider. We have established an excellent working relationship with TRA and have considerable experience and knowledge supporting the routing of calls. In addition to AOCN functions, ICORE can support many other related functions for you, such as:
We recognizes that operations and functions of the telephone business vary from company to company. Therefore, a “cookie cutter” approach does not always work. Please contact Chris Ulmer (610-928-3903) or Don Snyder (610-928-3906) to discuss your unique requirements so that we may customize our AOCN Services to meet your needs.
ICORE performs CABS and settlements reviews, supports and enhances our OPTICABS software, develops and files access tariffs, and interfaces directly with NECA and IXCs on any number of access issues.
With this background, we are eminently qualified to provide CABS billing on a Service Bureau basis, which we perform for multiple clients.
We can provide CABS billing services more efficiently, more accurately and more economically than the traditional Industry Service Bureau. The proper treatment of every minute, every element, and every rate is essential to each company’s access revenue.
As your CABS Service Bureau, ICORE will make every effort to bill your access charges as completely, accurately and professionally as possible. Please contact Chris Ulmer on 610-928-3903 for further details.
OPTICABS is designed to produce CABS bills efficiently and accurately. We always remain in full compliance with the industry standards. This has been proven highly efficient for our integrated electronic billing feature.
With the telephone industry facing continual changes, frequent revisions in both interstate and intrastate access billing arrangements will occur. ICORE continually upgrades our software to accommodate industry changes and is constantly working on applying enhancements to improve our already robust software. OPTICABS is one of the most flexible CABS software programs on the market today.
Please contact Chris Ulmer on 610-928-3903 for further details.
CLEC Planning & Implementation
Incumbent LECs have been afforded a great opportunity to enter new markets, expand their services and increase their revenues. Each and every small, rural telephone company must at least assess the risks and rewards of becoming a CLEC.
Large, lucrative markets, once the sole provinces of Bell and Independent holding companies, are now open to small ILEC products and services. In a world where regulated revenues are threatened at every turn, entry into the CLEC business is one of the best ways for small, rural ILECs to grow and prosper.
ICORE can help, from the initial feasibility studies and pro formas, through the final interconnection agreements and systems changes that will make your CLEC a reality. We will assist with your business plan, the various regulatory hurdles, tariff development, marketing strategies, and all of the other elements that are necessary to launch a successful CLEC business.
We offer a flexible menu of services, because some ILECs will require only guidance and advice, or perhaps assistance with CLEC certification or interconnection agreements. For others, we will provide a full array of services, including legal and regulatory work; the preparation of business/marketing plans; help with financing; partnering with cable TV, electric companies or others; implementation; and operating support.
ICORE firmly believes that the CLEC business represents a tremendous opportunity for most small, rural ILECs. Call or email Chris Ulmer at 610-928-3903 to learn more about how ICORE can assist you.
Comprehensive Revenue Reviews
ICORE performs jurisdictional access and cost separations studies for many clients in several states. Our expertise in FCC Parts 32, 36 and 69, coupled with our in-depth knowledge of NECA practices and procedures, allows us to maximize your revenue requirements.
We also perform cost of service studies, on either a fully allocated or incremental (TELRIC) basis, as well as studies for specialized applications.
Through cost feasibility studies, ICORE can assist average schedule companies in determining their best settlement option. Our feasibility studies include both access and USF costs, and are extremely accurate.
If you are considering a conversion to cost, or have questions regarding your existing cost study, ICORE can help. Please contact Chris Ulmer at 610-928-3903 for more information.
FCC Reporting Requirements
Interconnection and Other Contracts/Agreements
Let us advise and guide you through the entire interconnection process, from the initial IXC request to writing, or helping to write, the final agreement(s).
Local Number Portability Ordering Procedures Guide
Our LNP Ordering Procedure Guide is customized on a per company basis to include all of the necessary information required to satisfy porting rules and regulations. This information includes your company’s operations guidelines (hours of operation, and LSR processing hours), all necessary contact information (trouble administration contacts, operations contacts and testing contacts) as well as all of the necessary ordering forms in a simplified format specifically to be used for Local Numbering Portability. These forms include:
Service Order Administration (SOA)
If your company were to perform these functions on your own, the costs associated with the direct interfaces with the NPACs could be significant. By consolidating these functions for many companies, ICORE is able to generate efficiencies that result in lower costs for our SOA customers. ICORE has created several SOA packages for you to choose from. By selecting the option that best fits your needs, you will take a cost effective step in satisfying the FCC’s LNP requirements.
Please keep in mind that in addition to the NPAC administration functions covered in our SOA Service, each telephone company must execute a separate Agreement directly with iconectiv. iconectiv is the company that owns and operates the NPACs databases and Administration Centers under the direction of the FCC. This separate and distinct Agreement is necessary to set up and establish your company in the NPACs and to protect your information in the databases.
ICORE LNP support functions are not limited strictly to the SOA activities. ICORE is always available to assist telephone companies in other related activities such as:
Our staff has a wealth of knowledge regarding interstate and intrastate settlement procedures. We can assist you with all monthly, quarterly and annual reporting in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Please call Chris Ulmer at 610-928-3903 to discuss how we might assist you with these requirements.
Tariff Development and Filing
Average schedule changes, as well as individual company changes, may make a TS tariff filing advantageous. ICORE has its own TS Tariff on file with the FCC, so we need only develop your company’s specific rates, and then include them in our tariff. This makes the process more efficient, and far less costly.
ICORE also develops and files CLEC and IXC tariffs, as well as assisting ILECs with local and other tariffs. Similar to our ILEC TS tariff, ICORE also has a CLEC tariff which is on file with the FCC. This makes CLEC filings more efficient and cost affective.
Please contact Chris Ulmer at 610-928-3903 to discuss any of your tariff requirements.