Ordering and Billing Forum

OBF creates the collaborative standards and solutions that ensure accurate billing for the industry’s core services as well as emerging innovations. It is the industry’s go-to resource for resolving key issues and creating ordering, billing, provisioning and exchange of information solutions about access services as well as other connectivity between telecommunications customers and providers.


  • OBF is responsible for the development of documents to enable automated exchange of information needed to support Local, Access, and Wireless service ordering, along with the standards for inter-company billing and record exchange, for IP-based and TDM-based networks, a full listing of documents is available here.
  • The Emergency Procedures for Requested Delay of Access Order Implementation defines a process for addressing an event that may jeopardize the Access Service Ordering Guidelines (ASOG) implementation date, which is the cutover date when companies upgrade their systems from one version of the ASOG to the next version.