The following websites are highly correlated with the aspects of telephony that are supported by Telecom Routing Administration (TRA). These sites provide additional documentation and support the processes that are in effect, or are being developed, to address the intricacies of working within today's telephony environment, and in planning for tomorrow. The links provided below are generally to a home page to avoid needing to maintain site changes that might occur at a specific sub-page.
iconectiv related sites
Your business and your customers need to access and exchange information simply, seamlessly and securely. iconectiv’s extensive experience in information services and its unmatched numbering intelligence helps you do just that. In fact, more than 2 billion people count on our platforms each day to keep their networks, devices and applications connected. Our cloud-based API and Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms span network and operations management, numbering, trusted communications and fraud prevention.
SS7 point codes
iconectiv is the designated agent for the administration and assignment of SS7 point codes within the United States as well as all other countries within the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) in accordance with ANSI T1.111. Point codes are required for all signaling points using the SS7 (Signaling System 7, also known as Common Channel Signaling) network. Point codes identify network nodes in order that the SS7 network can route calls properly.
TruOps Common Language®
iconectiv TruOps Common Language® provides data that enable communications providers and manufacturers to overcome complex network management, asset management and service activation challenges. It includes CLLI™, CLFI™, CLCI™, NC/NCI™, CLEI™, USOC™ and FID™ Codes, all of which are essential for identifying and defining critical network elements across any network. Over 10 million locations and 400K network equipment items are managed within the registries. Common Language plays an instrumental role in helping customers navigate through emerging opportunities involving M2M, edge device convergence, cloud computing, Smart Grid, bandwidth demands and government reforms.
additional related sites
Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions
A leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions and interoperability testing.
International Mobile Subscriber Identity
ATIS, as the IMSI administrator, participates in the management of all segments of the IMSI and directly administers the Home Network Identity (HNI) segment. HNIs uniquely identifies the home network of a public mobility service subscriber and contains the Mobile Country Code (MCC) and Mobile Network Code (MNC). The remaining segment of the IMSI, the Mobile Station Identification Number (MSIN), is administered by the network operator assigned to the HNI.
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ensures that Canadians have access to a world-class communication system that promotes innovation and enriches their lives. Their role is to implement the laws and regulations set by Parliamentarians who create legislation and departments that set policies. CRTC regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest.
National Exchange Carrier Association
The National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA) plays an essential role in helping members deliver vital telecommunications services to rural consumers at reasonable prices. We are also a proven source of reliable industry data analysis.
Pool Administration (assignment of blocks within an NXX):
Information, supporting documentation, forms and procedures as pertain to the "pooling" of NXXs within the United States is provided is maintained by the National (U.S.) Number Pool Administrator.
CTIA represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers, apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. CTIA coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry.
International Telecommunications Union
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) facilitates international connectivity in communications networks. The ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect and improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. Every time you make a phone call via the mobile, access the Internet or send an email, you are benefiting from the work of ITU.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization whose members include governmental agencies engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's members regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.
North American Numbering Council
The North American Numbering Council (NANC) is a Federal Advisory Committee that was created to advise the Commission on numbering issues and to make recommendations that foster efficient and impartial number administration.
North American Numbering Plan
The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is an integrated telephone numbering plan serving 20 North American countries that share its resources. Countries include the U.S. and its territories, Canada, Bermuda, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos.
USTelecom represents companies of all sizes committed to investing in a network infrastructure that encourages and supports broadband connectivity. USTelecom members are technology innovators creating new opportunities and connections for families, enterprises and communities.