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FNI_07
Last update: 12-08-2019
ECC Report Sub-assignment and number hosting - Implementation models, rights of use and obligations for E.164 numbers across the electronic communications supply chain

In September 2017, the WG NaN Strategy Task Force suggested that PT FNI could look at studying the sub-assignment of numbers. PT FNI - based on a questionnaire -  came to the conclusion that in  most countries sub-assignment of E.164 (and in some cases E.212) is allowed or an accepted practice. In some countries there are  rules defined in the numbering regulations; in others sub-assignment is not explicitly addressed in the regulations; in a few countries  sub-assignment is explicitly forbidden.

Sub-assignment of numbering resources may be defined as the practice where all, or part, of unassigned E.164 number block is used by another provider on the basis of an agreement with the original assignee. Sub-assignment is different from number portability and the transfer between providers of an assigned number block which is authorised by the NRA. With the sub-assignment practice, the sub-assignee is allowed to provide to its clients the use of numbers received in sub-assignment.

The work-item has as first objective to create a common understanding of the concept of sub-assignment. Based on that the pro’s and cons of sub-assignment will be assessed. Also numbering regulations/good practices containing rights and obligations e.g. to address the identified problems will be developed with special focus on the finding that sub-assignment of numbering resources inevitably leads to a loss of control by the Number Plan Administrator.  Enforceability of the proposed regulations will also a special point of attention.

During a web meeting on 17 September 2018, PT FNI participants progressed work on a Draft ECC Report on the sub-assignment of E.164 numbering resources. During the web meeting the concept of number hosting was discussed in detail. It had previously been agreed that number hosting should be outside of the scope of the sub-assignment report. However, during the discussion it became clear that number hosting raises the same concerns for CEPT administrations regarding transparency in the assignment and use of E.164 numbers and it was agreed to broaden the scope of the report to also include hosting. It should be noted that in the case of hosting, the lack of transparency is not caused by sub-assignment but by the agreements primary assignees (or sub-assignees) enter into with other network operators to have their numbers hosted.
S: 22-11-2017
T: 29-05-2020
In Progress
NaN4_05
Last update: 12-08-2019
ECC Report ECC Report - Minimum Set of Quality of Service Parameters and Measurement Methods for Mobile Internet Access Service Quality (Mobile IASQ)
On28 November 2018, WG NaN approved a revision of ECC Recommendation (15)03 of 23 April 2015 on provision of Comparable Information on Retail Internet Access Service Quality which limiited its scope to "fixed" services only. The motivation for this change was the entry in to force of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union.
This regulation essentially placed obligations on Member States to make comparable information available. Following consideration of this regulation, PT TRIS decided that the scope of any revised recommendation should be limited to fixed services and further work was required on mobile services.
This approach was agreed by WG NaN in November 2018.
S: 16-04-2019
T: 29-05-2020
In Progress
NPS_05
Last update: 11-06-2018
ECC Report Regulatory impact on NP following migration to an all-IP environment
This ECC Report will analyse the regulatory impact of moving to new solutions for NP in an all-IP environment. The report will describe the number portability scenarios in an all-IP environment, including different routing solutions and NP database interaction with the IP routing database. Following this analysis the regulatory impact will be assessed regarding the migration process, legacy issues and whether or not new regulations are required.
S: 31-05-2018
T: 29-11-2019
In Progress
NPS_06
Last update: 11-06-2018
ECC Report ECC Report on CLI Spoofing
Calling/Caller ID spoofing is a technique where the information displayed in the CLI field is manipulated with the intention of deceiving the called party into thinking that the call originated from another person, entity or location. It is very often used by fraudsters to take advantage of the inherent trust that end-users have in the integrity of CLI information to facilitate scams. But also some operators use CLI spoofing for illegal rerouting/arbitrage schemes (e.g. roaming non EU- originated traffic). Manipulation of CLI can also be a part of a legitimate activity and this adds complexity.

In this work item the ECC will address :
- the legal aspects (prohibition, exceptions, appropriate legal instruments,…);
- the possible technical measures for the different technologies to verify and authenticate the CLI with pros and contras;
- the operational impact for the different stakeholders with cost aspects;
- different aspects of the rollout of the solutions;
- impact on regulatory authorities and possible measures.
S: 31-05-2018
T: 26-11-2020
In Progress
NPS_07
Last update: 11-06-2018
ECC Report CEPT cooperation process for withholding payments and/or blocking access to numbers or services in cases of cross-border fraud or misuse
One of the most effective long-term approaches to tackling fraud and misuse is greater cooperation and information sharing between regulators. This can help us to better understand the changing nature of fraud mechanisms and to develop ex-ante and ex-post measures to protect the interests of citizens and consumers. With this aim, it is proposed to define a process for cooperation in the investigation of cross-border cases of fraud and misuse. The process would assist any regulatory intervention in the withholding of payments and/or blocking of access to numbers or services where fraud or misuse has occurred.

As a starting point, we plan to review the BEREC cooperation process, as set out in report BoR (13)37. The BEREC cooperation process was developed to assist regulatory authorities in the effective application of powers provided by Article 28(2) of the Universal Service Directive (USD) to require the withholding of payments and/or blocking of access to numbers or services in cases of fraud or misuse. It is a cooperation and information sharing tool used to complement national processes in combating fraud and misuse. We would consider the strengths and weaknesses of the BEREC cooperation process in developing the CEPT process.

References:
ECC Report 275 (2018) The role of E.164 numbers in international fraud and misuse of electronic communications services
BEREC Report BoR (13)37 Article 28(2) USD Universal Service Directive: A harmonised BEREC cooperation process, March 2013
S: 31-05-2018
T: 28-11-2019
In Progress
SFG_01
Last update: 05-11-2018
ECC Report Towards 2025: A vision for Numbering and Networks
In 2012, the WG NaN published a Green Paper entitled Long Term Evolution in Numbering, Naming and Adressing 2012-2022.  The document set out a vision for the years 2012-2022 and the conclusions and actions informed the work programme for the group in the intervening period.
In September 2017, the WG NaN Strategy Forum Group met in Athens and considered that a mid-term review of the Green Paper was required. During the review discussion it was agreed that a new strategic guidance document would better serve regulatory and insustry stakeholders.
S: 20-09-2017
T: 29-11-2019
In Progress
TRIS_04
Last update: 05-09-2018
ECC Report Defining and calculating free space  in cable ducts

It is planned that this ECC Report would provide a summary of the current situation for free space (capacity)in the cable ducts in CEPT countries. The Report would also provide definitions and options of mathematical calculations for defining and calculating free space in cable ducts for pulling and blowing alternative operators’ cables. The objective of the report would be to provide guidance or a harmonised approach to deal with disputes where infrastructure owners prohibit access by claiming alack of capacity. 


S: 05-09-2018
T: 29-05-2020
WG NaN agreeable to the work but support from further countries needed. Provisional support from some administrations which needs to be confirmed before the next PT TRIS meeting.

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* Target dates are seen as the intended date for the final approval of the related deliverable by the responsible entity. Internal deadlines for project teams and dates for the start of Public Consultations can be reflected in the remarks column. In general this implies that the draft deliverable should be completed by the project team one WG meeting earlier for publication.
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