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Question 8

Alternative calling procedures and misappropriation and misuse of facilities and services including calling line identification (CLI), calling party number delivery (CPND) and origin identification (OI)

(Continuation of Question 8/3)

Motivation
Alternative calling procedures are those that route voice traffic outside standard international calling and charging mechanisms. There is a lack of harmonization between the regulatory and policy frameworks of different member states with respect to these ACPs. There is also a need to develop standardized terminology and definitions for the various types of alternative calling procedures, including re-filing, hubbing, call-back and so on, and determine which should be avoided, and which ones provide benefits with limited negative impact and can be mainstreamed.

Question
Economic effects of alternative calling procedures, including call-back, refilling, hubbing, and the misappropriation and misuse of facilities and services (e.g., spoofing), including the emerging issues of CPND, CLI and OI.

Tasks
Evaluation of the economic impact of alternative calling procedures on developing countries, and on various stakeholders (government, industry and consumers)
Developing a definition of different types of alternative calling procedures, e.g., hubbing.

Relationships
– ITU-T SG2