Problems and Issues Management

In late 1999, the LNPA WG, now known as the Number Portability Industry Forum (NPIF), established a “Problem Identification and Management” process (PIM) for Number Portability (NP) issues.  The group, made up of Number Portability Industry members, developed:

  • Issue submittal guidelines (PIM Process Scope)
  • Issue submittal form (Problem/Issue Identification and Description Form)
  • Issue referral form (Problem/Issue Referral Cover Letter)
  • Process flows (PIM Process Flow Narratives and PIM Process Flow Graphics)
  • Tracking mechanism (PIMs Tracking Matrix)

The NPIF is not responsible for resolving all NP problems. The NPIF performs an initial evaluation of each problem/issue submitted, then either develops a resolution for the issue or refers it to the appropriate forum for resolution. Issues submitted (PIM) are tracked in the PIMs Tracking Matrix.

Issues should be submitted to the NPIF using the Problem/Issue Identification and Description Form, at least two weeks before the NPIF meeting at which Number Portability issue's discussion is desired. 


Related Documents


Title Date Description Document
PIM 08 10/25/2000 Telephone numbers get ported from a specific JIP with the incorrect LRN which route customer to wrong receiving office. Download
PIM 07 11/19/1999 There are continuing issues involving the on-going effects on a region of a Service Provider’s association to NPAC being down. This can, in some instances, cripple the entire region. Download
PIM 06 12/07/1999 The process of updating 9-1-1 Address Location Identification (ALI) databases, due to Local Number Portability (LNP), should be done utilizing the unlock/migrate process found in the NENA LNP stand... Download
PIM 05 12/07/1999 There are certain instances where customer lines are ported in  error i.e. “Inadvertent Porting”.  There are several circumstances under which this may occur. Download
PIM 04 11/19/1999 Need details for how working packet service affects number ranges in context for number pooling. Download
PIM 03 11/08/1999 A CLEC tries to port an incorrect number. We deny the port, but due to the timers, the port goes through. Our customer is taken out of service. Download
PIM 02 09/14/1999 The Slow Horse Sub-committee is in the process of developing an availability requirement for service provider LSMS systems. It is the purpose of this document to define the service provider mainten... Download
PIM 01 07/10/2003 The PIM primarily addresses the issue of porting a number served by a reseller, a scenario not addressed by the original NANC process flows. The proposed flows address all wireline and wireless LNP... Download

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