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Automatic Identification & Data Capture Committee

AIDC simplifies the receiving, shipping, transportation and tracking of telecommunications products by establishing company and industry business processes addressing automatic identification. It creates the industry guidelines for common shipping labels, product marking labels, product changes and software issuance standards. More >>

Emergency Services Interconnection Forum

ESIF addresses the interconnection of emergency services networks with other networks, e.g., wireline, cable, satellite and Internet. More >>

OBF

Ordering and Billing Forum

OBF resolves issues and provides standards that affect ordering, billing, provisioning and exchange of information about access services as well as other connectivity between telecommunications customers and providers. More >>

SMS/800 Number Administration Committee

SNAC identifies, develops and implements the resolution of issues impacting existing toll-free products and services, as well as evolving technologies affecting future developments in the toll-free industry. More >>

Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee

WTSC addresses radio access network, system network, emergency services and lawful intercept issues relevant to wireless/mobile telecommunications networks. More >>

Copper/Optical Access Synchronization and Transport Committee

COAST addresses home, access and transport network and synchronization technologies over copper and optical mediums. Among its many initiatives, the committee evaluates how the introduction of new technologies affects network synchronization. More >>

INC

Industry Numbering Committee

INC resolves industry-wide issues associated with the planning, administration, allocation, assignment and use of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) numbering resources within the NANP area. More >>

Next Generation Interconnection Interoperability Forum

NGIIF addresses next-generation network interconnection and interoperability issues associated with emerging technologies. It develops operating procedures that involve the network aspects of architecture, disaster preparedness, installation, maintenance, management, reliability, routing, security and testing between network operators, with a current focus on call completion. More >>

Sustainability in Telecom: Energy and Protection Committee

STEP develops standards for telecommunications equipment and environments in the areas of energy efficiency, environmental impacts, power and protection. STEP deliverables enable vendors, operators and their customers to deploy and operate reliable, environmentally sustainable, energy efficient communications technologies. More >>

CSF

Cloud Services Forum

CSF addresses the integration of cloud technologies and network infrastructure. Current priorities include Content Distribution Network Interconnection, telepresence, the cloud services framework and Trusted Information Exchange. Priorities focus on the inter-connection of IP-based services between providers and the architectural migration to cloud and APIs. More >>

IOC

IMSI Oversight Council

The IOC oversees management of IMSI codes assigned to the United States and its possessions. IMSIs are the 15-digit number used within mobile phones that allows service operators to identify mobile terminals, for purposes of international roaming. The IOC is an open industry committee of telecommunications companies and other organizations with a direct interest in IMSI code management. More >>

Network Reliability Steering Committee

With a focus on network reliability, NRSC provides timely consensus-based technical and operational expert guidance to all segments of the public communications industry. It also collaborates with the FCC and employs a proactive approach to minimize the number of FCC rule-makings and mandates. More>>

Packet Technologies and Systems Committee

PTSC develops standards related to services, architectures, signaling, network interfaces, next generation carrier interconnect, identity management, cybersecurity and government emergency telecommunications service within next generation networks. More >>

Telecom Management and Operations Committee

TMOC develops operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning standards, as well as other documentation related to operations support systems and network element functions and interfaces for communications networks. More >>