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  1. 1. Overview and Guidelines for... SOA/NPAC, Internal and Inter-carrier testing
  2. 2. SOA Testing <ul><li>May 1, 2001 to September 30, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Must be coordinated through Neustar </li></ul><ul><li>Not a topic for discussion in this forum </li></ul>
  3. 3. Internal (intra-company) testing <ul><li>Timeframe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now to September 30, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines on Section 1.0.1 of industry test plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once the intra-company testing of affected nodes and network, and the certification testing with the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) is successfully completed, the Test Coordinator will schedule inter-company testing. Prior to initiating the inter-company testing, all intra-company testing must be completed by the individual Service Providers. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Inter-carrier testing <ul><ul><ul><li>Excerpt from Industy test document Section 1.0.3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Each Service Provider will conduct a set of test scripts between itself and another service provider. Specific combinations of participants will be determined by the participants themselves, using the recommended list defined in Section 3…. Participants may choose to run additional tests developed by individual Service Provider combinations that address any specific needs, architectures or business arrangements of the testing partners. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service Providers participating in a particular location will negotiate for test partners and test selections. Their Test Coordinators will manage this process by developing a master test schedule and track the testing done in each location by each Service Provider” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Wireless/Wireline porting <ul><li>Any porting between wireless and wireline will default to wireline “long” timers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wireless/wireline porting <ul><li>SHORT </li></ul><ul><li>WPR form </li></ul><ul><li>Hours of operation - will be discussed later </li></ul><ul><li>ICC time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NPAC T1/T2 timer- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 hr each </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LONG </li></ul><ul><li>LSR form </li></ul><ul><li>Hours of operation- </li></ul><ul><li>will be discussed later </li></ul><ul><li>ICC time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24 hour </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NPAC T1/T2 Timer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 hours each </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Reseller porting <ul><li>Facility based provider is responsible for NPAC communication for its reseller </li></ul><ul><li>FB provider’s SPID will be on the NPAC record </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility for ICC process is determined by each carrier </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reseller/Facility based provider porting Wireless to Wireless Assumption: For a complex port it is assumed that coordination is complete before step 1. step 1 WPR step 2 WPRC step 3 Notification step 3 Notification step 4a SV Create NLSP OLSP OLSP NLSP NNSP ONSP NNSP NPAC
  9. 9. Reseller/Facility based provider porting Wireless to Wireless Assumption: For a complex port it is assumed that coordination is complete before step 1. step 4b SV Match step 5 activate download step 6a completion step 6b completion ONSP NPAC NNSP NPAC NNSP NLSP ONSP OLSP
  10. 10. WNP Industry Test Plan <ul><li>CTIA Number Advisory Working Group Intercarrier test plan (Version 1.0) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Section 1 - Scope/Purpose, Assumptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>vertical services not included, only tested as agreed between providers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ black box” testing approach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>only concerned with LNP compliance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>after porting business as usual, no degradation to system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no vendors mentioned in test plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. WNP Industry Test Plan <ul><li>Impacts to system by LNP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Porting Order Exchange </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service Provisioning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exception Processing – Order Cancellation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disconnected TN Snapback </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call Flows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>911 Record Changes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operator Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-service provider billing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. WNP Industry test plan <ul><li>Section 2 - Network configuration requirements/consideration </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STP, SCP, SSP, SOA/LSMS requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Section 3 - Test Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test coordinator, manager roles/resp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documenting results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test matrix (Appx. A) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. WNP Industry test plan <ul><li>Section 4 - Test cases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4.0 Provisioning cases (9 tests) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.1 Wireless/Wireless test cases (36 tests) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.2 Wireless/Wireline test cases (16 tests) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.3 Wireline/Wireless test cases (16 tests) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.4 Enhanced services (4 tests) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL = 81 possible tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description, procedure, results for each case </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. WNP Industry test plan <ul><li>Appendices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix A Test matrix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix B Support drawings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix C Entry checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix D Exit checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix E Sample forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix F Test successful criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix G Related documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix H Glossary of terms </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Test coordination <ul><li>MSA # </li></ul><ul><li>Test coordinators from each SP will schedule inter-carrier testing dates from this info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Date ready for testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company A (11/15/01) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company B (12/12/01) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company C (10/01/01) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Future Meetings <ul><li>1 year until testing should be complete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 2001 to May 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>propose 12 monthly face to face meetings the week before WNPO (2 day meetings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 monthly conference calls (1/2 day meetings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other ad-hoc meetings can be scheduled as needed </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Next Meeting Dates <ul><li>Face to Face (2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Tues & Wed week before WNPO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 5,6 Arlington, VA (Telecorp) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 5 (no face-to-face, conf call) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aug 7,8 Denver, CO (Qwest Wireless*) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sep 4,5 Seattle, WA (Voicestream or Triton PCS*) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oct 2,3 Dallas,TX (Cingular) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nov 6,7 Atlanta, GA (Cingular) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dec 4,5 Sprint PCS or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telcordia* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WNPO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 11-12 Kansas City, MO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 9-10 Ottawa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aug 13-14 Seattle, WA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sept 10-11 Baltimore, MD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oct 8-9 San Antonio, TX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nov 12-13 New Orleans, LA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dec 10-11 Phoenix, AZ </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Next Meeting Dates <ul><li>Conf Calls (2 weeks after face-to-face) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TIME: 12 PM - 4 PM (Eastern) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 24, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>June 21, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 5, 2001 (due to holiday) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 19, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 23, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>September 20, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 18, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>November 29, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December - cancelled </li></ul></ul>