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Doc No.

Title

Pub. Year

Description

ATIS-0100055

Network Reliability Steering Committee 2013-2014 Operational Report

July 2015

This report provides a snapshot of the issues addressed by the NRSC over the last two years (2013 - 2014).

ATIS-0100054

Disaster Roaming Guide and Resource

April 2015

This document provides a guide that Wireless Service Providers can use as a checklist of procedures and available resources to facilitate roaming during disasters.

ATIS-0100018

NRSC Pandemic Checklist, Version 2

February 2015

The NRSC compiled a checklist of voluntary industry Best Practices and relevant links as a reference in preparation for a pandemic event.

ATIS-0100053

NRSC Bulletin No. 2014-001, Planned Maintenance Related Outages

December 2014

New cause codes were introduced to the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS) following a study of outages related to procedural issues. The objective of the study was to address the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) concern regarding what is described as an observed increase in the number of planned maintenance outage reports filed in NORS, based on the FCC's outage reporting thresholds.

ATIS-0100038

Analysis of Large DS3 FCC Reportable Outages

June 2013

This paper discusses the investigation process and findings of the NRSC from its examination of large DS3 outages as identified in NORS reports for which the reason reportable was 1,350 DS3 minutes from January 2010 through September 2012.

ATIS-0100052

NRSC Bulletin No. 2013-002: DS3 Simplex

May 2013

Summarizes the investigation of the Large and Simplex DS3 Outage Subteam of DS3 Simplex conditions from January 2010 through December 2012.This Bulletin recommends a number of Best Practices which could contribute to the reduction of DS3 simplex conditions.

ATIS-0100040

NRSC Bulletin No. 2013-001: Copper Theft Deterrent

March 2013

Summarizes the work of the Copper Theft Subteam throughout 2012 and plans for future work. Also provides a coherent list of minimum legislative requirements recommended for metal recyclers to deter the sale of stolen copper and/or metal.

ATIS-0100041

NRSC Bulletin No. 2012-001: Wireless Outages

December 2012

Summarizes the findings and recommendations of the NRSC's Wireless Outage Study Subteam, initiated in January 2012 to address data presented to the NRSC by the FCC at the December 12, 2011, NRSC public meeting showing that the frequency of Network Outage Reporting System (NORS) outage reports for the wireless category was outside statistical control limits, and that the frequency trend line was increasing.

ATIS-0100034

NRSC 9-1-1 CAMA Trunk Throughput Optimization Analysis

August 2011

The NRSC's review of Centralized Automatic Message Accounting (CAMA) trunks and architecture used in some 9-1-1 configurations during incidents of high call volume. This report provides the industry with recommendations to assist in mitigating these types of incidents in the future, as well as to maximize 9-1-1 call throughput to PSAPs during high call volume conditions.

ATIS-0100042

NRSC Bulletin No. 2009-008: E-911 Outages

November 2009

Summarizes the findings and recommendations of the NRSC's E-911 Outage Study Subteam, which was formed to investigate the statistically significant increasing number of E-911 outages.

ATIS-0100043

NRSC Bulletin No. 2009-007: Wireless Outages

November 2009

Summarizes the findings and recommendations of the NRSC's Wireless Outage Study Subteam, which was formed to investigate if the wireless outages reported by the industry were increasing at a statistically significant rate from May 2005 through May 2009.

ATIS-0100044

NRSC Bulletin No. 2009-006: Wireline Outages

October 2009

Summarizes the findings and recommendations of the NRSC's Wireline Outage Study Subteam, which was formed to investigate the statistically significant increasing number of wireline outages being filed by the industry.

ATIS-0100045

NRSC Bulletin No. 2009-2: DS3 Outages

March 2009

Summarizes the findings and recommendations of the NRSC's DS3 Outage Study Subteam, which was formed towards decreasing the number of DS3 outage reports submitted to the FCC's Network Outage Reporting System (NORS).

ATIS-0100046

NRSC Bulletin No. 2009-1: Hardware Sparing

February 2009

Summarizes the findings of the NRSC's Hardware Sparing Subteam, which was formed to investigate industry-wide events that were believed to be related to the management of spare hardware.

ATIS-0100047

NRSC Bulletin No. 2008-1: Digital Cross-Connect Systems

July 2008

Summarizes the findings of the NRSC's Digital Cross-Connect System (DCS) Subteam, which was formed to investigate a FCC report which asserted that DCS outages were outside of control parameters.

ATIS-0100048

NRSC Bulletin No. 2007-1: E-911

January 2007

Contains the findings of the NRSC in their analysis of Major E911 outages (affecting 300,000 users for 60 minutes or more) for the time period January 2005 through July 2006. This report also presents suggested best practices towards reducing these outages.

ATIS-0100048

NRSC Bulletin No. 2007-1: E-911

January 2007

Contains the findings of the NRSC in their analysis of Major E911 outages (affecting 300,000 users for 60 minutes or more) for the time period January 2005 through July 2006. This report also presents suggested best practices towards reducing these outages.

ATIS-0100049

NRSC Bulletin No. 2006-2: FCC Outage Reporting

November 2006

This bulletin contains FCC outage reporting recommendations to service providers.

ATIS-0100019

NRSC Hurricane Checklist

October 2006

In response to Hurricane Katrina, the NRSC prepared a checklist for industry members to use to prepare for future hurricanes.

ATIS-0100050

NRSC Bulletin No. 2006-1: DS3 Simplex

February 2006

Summarizes the findings of the NRSC's DS3 Simplex Subteam, which was formed to investigate a FCC report which asserted that DS3 Simplex outages were outside of control parameters.

NRSC-109

NRSC Special Study: Repot on Synchronization Outages for 2Q2004

November 2004

The NRSC's public report on synchronization outages for the second quarter of 2004.

NRSC-110

Northeast Blackout Power Outages Study Group Report

March 2004

The public presentation of the NRSC's findings regarding the widespread blackout power outages that occurred in the northeastern United States during 2004.

ATIS-0100051

NRSC Bulletin No. 2004-1: 2003 Northeast Blackout

May 2004

Summarizes the findings of the NRSC with regard to a study performed to investigate outages resulting from the 2004 Northeast Blackout. The Bulletin provides Best Practices for review, and suggests a new Best Practice.

NRSC-111

Power Outages Study Group: Executive Summary

August 2002

An executive summary of the findings of the NRSC's Power Outage Study Group.

NRSC-112

Timing Outages Task Group: Executive Summary

March 2002

An executive summary of the findings of the NRSC's Timing Outages Task Group.

Listing of Major Airports for Outage Reporting

Per Part 63.100 of the Federal Communication Commission's Rules and Regulations, carriers are required to report any outage which potentially affects a major airport. This is a link to reports of the 2011 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) identifying nearly 3,400 existing and proposed airports in the United States that are significant to national air transportation

ACUTA Emergency Preparedness Checklist

2011

Link to ACUTA - The Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Checklist developed in cooperation with ATIS NRSC. This document makes general recommendations regarding possible steps that should be considered by colleges and universities in preparation for a hurricane.

 

 

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