Public Groups Area

Group Name Group Description
ACTA - The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) is an open organization with a mission to: (1) adopt technical criteria for terminal equipment to prevent network "harm" (as defined in 47 C.F.R. section 68.3) and HAC-compliant ACS telephonic CPE through the act of publishing such criteria developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards development organizations; and (2) establish and maintain database(s) of equipment approved as compliant with the technical criteria. The ACTA will not make substantive decisions regarding the development of technical criteria.
AIDC - Automatic Identification and Data Capture Committee The mission of the AIDC is to establish guidelines for common shipping labels, product marking labels, product changes and software issuance standards. These common guidelines simplify the receiving, shipping, transportation and tracing of telecommunications products through company and industry business processes and the global supply chain. The Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC - Formerly BCSC) Committee was a former working committee of the Telecommunications Industry Forum.
ATIS Public Safety Related Applications (PSRA) The transition to an All-IP network ties together a significant portion of ATIS’ work, both within the TOPS Council and in the Committees. The TOPS Council has agreed to help steer developing technologies to meet the business needs associated with this complex migration. The TOPS Council IP-Transition of Public Safety Related Applications Task Force (PSRA-TF) will address the migration of infrastructure associated with public safety, for example: • Alarm circuits to local fire and police departments • FAA circuits to towers and alarms • Circuits that monitor railroad crossings • Circuits for sensors at gas and power company locations • Meter and alarming circuits related to power grid • Circuits supporting underground communications • Telephony circuits between a dispatch device and an analog repeater (including inband signaling for control of the repeater) • Circuit-based paging systems for public safety sector (e.g. voluntary fire departments and EMS) This group will inventory, assess, and propose recommendations for these, or other, applications, and will examine the various issues impacting transition. Ongoing outreach will occur with the relevant industry groups and governing bodies to aid in the transition.
ATIS White Papers
ATIS/SIP Forum IP-NNI Task Force The objective of this task force is to identify a baseline set of features that should be common to all IP-NNI implementations for voice service. The Task Force may also identify gaps or ambiguities in existing standards and request that those gaps be addressed by the responsible Standards Development Organization [SDO]. The task group will produce one or more specifications that define a common set of implementation rules for SIP Service Providers [SSP] who desire to interconnect with another SSP for voice initially. Ultimately, there will be a need for specifications that cover other types of real time multimedia traffic, but that will not be explicitly considered by this Task Force. However, any specifications that the Task Force produces will not preclude or inhibit other forms of media. The specifications will define which standards and options must be supported. They will provide SSP’s with a precise description of the IP-NNI in the areas where the standards leave multiple options, or where the existing specifications are ambiguous.
COAST - Copper/Optical Access, Synchronization and Transport Committee (Sunset January 2017) The Copper/Optical Access, Synchronization and Transport (COAST) Committee engages industry expertise to develop and recommend standards and technical reports for home, access and transport network and synchronization technologies over copper and optical mediums. COAST is committed to proactive engagement with national, regional and international standards development organizations and forums that share its scope of work.
ESIF - Emergency Services Interconnection Forum ESIF is an open technical/operational forum to identify and resolve interconnection issues through the voluntary participation of interested parties. The interest of all members will be served by observing the principles of openness, fairness, consensus, and due process. ESIF develops standards and other documentation for the interconnection of emergency services networks. ESIF will liaise with industry, governmental, standards, and public safety organizations to apprise them of its deliberations and decision, and ensure the proper coordination of activities. Discussion will be focused on the application of current and emerging technologies to maintain and support the interconnection of emergency services networks.
INC - Industry Numbering Committee Industry Numbering Committee, a standing committee of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) that provides an open forum to address and resolve industry-wide issues associated with planning, administration, allocation, assignment and use of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) numbering resources within the NANP area.
NGIIF - Next Generation Interconnection Interoperability Forum The NGIIF addresses next-generation network interconnection and interoperability issues associated with emerging technologies. Specifically, it develops operational procedures which involve the network aspects of architecture, disaster preparedness, installation, maintenance, management, reliability, routing, security, and testing between network operators. In addition, the NGIIF addresses issues which impact the interconnection of existing and next generation networks and facilitate the transition to emerging technologies.
NRSC - Network Reliability Steering Committee The NRSC strives to improve network reliability by providing timely consensus-based technical and operational expert guidance to all segments of the public communications industry. As a trusted expert, the NRSC addresses network reliability improvement opportunities in an open, noncompetitive environment. The NRSC advises the communications industry through developing and issuing standards, technical requirements, technical reports, bulletins, Best Practices, and annual reports.
NRSC Best Practices The NRSC Best Practices Subcommittee develops and maintains voluntary, industry-consensus, expert Best Practices that, if implemented, may be effective in preventing service outages in public communications networks, or may ameliorate their impact should they occur.
OBF - Ordering and Billing Forum OBF resolves national issues that affect ordering, billing, provisioning, and exchange of information about access services, and other connectivity between telecommunications customers and providers. It is responsible for the specifications, instructions, and forms required to provide local, access and wireless service ordering as well as access billing guidelines and record layouts for message exchange.
PTSC - Packet Technologies and Systems Committee PTSC develops and recommends standards and technical reports related to services, architectures, and signaling, in addition to related subjects under consideration in other North American and international standards bodies.
PTSC Non-IP Call Authentication Task Force
SNAC - SMS/800 Number Administration Committee The SMS/800 Number Administration Committee (SNAC) identifies, develops and implements the resolution of issues impacting existing toll free products and services and evolving technologies affecting future developments in the toll free industry. The SNAC is comprised of volunteer members representing providers and users of the 800 Service Management System (SMS/800). The Committee provides recommendations to the owner/manager of the SMS/800 regarding design and management issues that have a direct effect on the system users. The SNAC maintains the Industry Guidelines for Toll Free Number Administration and is a leader in developing standards and procedures for the interaction between Resp Orgs, Customers, and Service Providers. The SNAC interfaces with other committees as needed to address the impact of their work to toll free products and services.
STEP - Sustainability in Telecom: Energy and Protection Committee The Sustainability in Telecom: Energy and Protection (STEP) Committee engages industry expertise to develop standards and technical reports for telecommunications equipment and environments in the areas of energy efficiency, environmental impacts, power and protection. The work products of STEP enable vendors, operators and their customers to deploy and operate reliable, environmentally sustainable, energy efficient communications technologies. STEP is committed to proactive engagement with national, regional and international standards development organizations and forums that share its scope of work
SYNC - Synchronization Committee SYNC develops and recommends standards and solutions related to telecommunications network technology pertaining to network synchronization. This includes those functions and characteristics necessary to define and establish: synchronization between networks and areas concerned with network time/phase/frequency characteristics that require theoretical, analytical and empirical investigations to ensure that solutions meet the highest norms of technical integrity and completeness; and interconnection of signals comprising network transport, including aspects of both asynchronous and synchronous networks.
TMOC - Telecom Management and Operations Committee The Telecom Management and Operations Committee (TMOC) develops operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning standards, and other documentation related to Operations Support System (OSS) and Network Element (NE) functions and interfaces for communications networks - with an emphasis on standards development related to U.S.A. communication networks in coordination with the development of international standards.
WTSC - Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee WTSC coordinates and develops standards and technical reports primarily relevant to wireless/mobile telecommunications networks in the U.S. and reviews and prepares contributions on such matters for submission to the appropriate U.S. preparatory body for consideration as ITU contributions or for submission to other domestic and regional standards organizations. WTSC will maintain liaison with other ATIS Committees as well as external fora as appropriate. WTSC will coordinate closely with other standards developing organizations (e.g. TIA, IEEE, ETSI, etc) on wireless issues to ensure that the work programs are complementary.
WTSC WEA TTF - Timelines Task Force The objective of this task force is to study the impacts of overlapping resources on the timelines provided by CSRIC VIII regarding the proposed enhancements in their March 2023 report titled “CSRIC VIII Report on WEA Application Programming Interface.” Each time-to-deployment timeline estimate in the CSRIC VIII report was considered in isolation without taking into account the impacts of having more than one enhancement move forward. ATIS TTF has committed to determine, based on the descriptions in this report, the expected resources and level of work that would be required from each of these resources to complete the proposed enhancements. ATIS WEA TTF will then provide recommendations on the ordering of the required efforts/tasks, any needed clarifications on stakeholder impacts, and the expected impacts on the timelines from the CSRIC VIII report. This is strictly a scoping effort, with technical discussion to be employed only to the extent needed to provide the target recommendations. No specification work will be performed.