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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>