Network Service Providers (NSPs) who want to restrict the use of their network to specific Local Exchange Carriers (LECs) can do so by managing the Operating Company Number (OCN) codes that are allowed/disallowed to use the Network Service Provider's network on the Network Provider-SCP Owner/Operator Carrier Agreements (NCA) page. Before the NSP can set up the NCA page, they must contact the Help Desk. The Help Desk must set up the Network Provider SCP O/O Company Codes (NCC) page for the Common Channel Signaling (CCS) Network first.
If an NSP sets up the NCA page, then Responsible Organizations (Resp Orgs) that attempt to create new Customer Records (CADs) (also known as CRs) or update CRs that use a LEC’s network that is restricted will receive an error message if the LEC’s OCN code(s) is not listed on the NCA page; and in this scenario, one solution for the Resp Org of the CR is to replace CIC 0110 with a non-0110 CIC or establish a business agreement with the NSP, if applicable.
To access the NCA page, from the Landing page or from any page, you can select the Menu icon (in the upper left corner), the "Network and SCP Administration" menu item and then the "Network Provider SCP Owner/Operator Carrier Agreements (NCA)" sub-menu item. Once the "Network Provider SCP Owner/Operator Carrier Agreements (NCA)" sub-menu item has been selected, the sub-menu item will be highlighted and the NCA page will be displayed.
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For more information on the NCA page's fields, their descriptions and their valid values, please click here.