[VoiceOps] Code opening miseries
paul at timmins.net
Wed May 2 00:26:12 EDT 2012
Well, being on the small CLEC side of this (well, I don't know if we quite qualify as small anymore, but we're certainly not large, i digress), but the smaller carriers are rarely our problem. They tend to default route out IXC wholesale trunks, so even if they never add prefixes to their switch, they slip out an IXC wholesale trunk anyway, and life is good. Costs them more, but it's decidedly not your problem.
It's the larger carriers, the telecom equivalent of the "default free zone" (to steal some IP networking terminology) that tend to be more problematic. The kind who have routes for everything, specifically, or it doesn't exist. Those are the ones where improper staffing, poor attention to detail, or apathy tend to bite us every time.
Our routine simply involves logging into the switch once a month, when my bruce wayne email gets a monthly email from my batman persona at telcodata.us, informing myself of new prefixes I need to add to our switch. But if we don't log in? No biggie.
On May 1, 2012, at 3:17 , Alex Balashov wrote:
> I am not sure how often ILECs and mobile majors do local access LERG updates, and imagine it varies. My experience has been with the smaller CLEC side of this, where it tends to be even worse.
> Most small CLECs seem to update their local code tables incidentally/whenever, not on any particular schedule, though I understand where they are coming from, too, given the cost of frequently-updated LERG subscriptions. Also, a lot of them are not development-heavy organisations and have no practical means of bulk-loading updates without relying on their switch vendor's pricy professional services.
> Alex Balashov - Principal
> Evariste Systems LLC
> 235 E Ponce de Leon Ave
> Suite 106
> Decatur, GA 30030
> Tel: +1-678-954-0670
> Web: http://www.evaristesys.com/, http://www.alexbalashov.com
> Paul Timmins <paul at timmins.net> wrote:
>> Nobody in particular. T-Mobile seems to be perceptually on the naughty list whenever I open new prefixes, and while my sprint phone can call it, my wife's cannot, and we're on the same family plan sitting 10 feet from each other.
>> Landline carriers tend to be better than most, but I expect at least one to bungle it somehow.
>> On May 1, 2012, at 3:05 , Alex Balashov wrote:
>>> Are you talking about a specific type of carrier? (As mention of pay-as-you-go phones would seem to imply.)
>>> Alex Balashov - Principal
>>> Evariste Systems LLC
>>> 235 E Ponce de Leon Ave
>>> Suite 106
>>> Decatur, GA 30030
>>> Tel: +1-678-954-0670
>>> Web: http://www.evaristesys.com/, http://www.alexbalashov.com
>>> Paul Timmins <paul at timmins.net> wrote:
>>>> Has the industry come up with a better way of dealing with the drudgery of calling every carrier in an area and cajoling, begging, and pleading with them to get their new prefix loaded in everyone's switches other than the traditional "buy a pile of paygo phones and open tickets with each carrier" method?
>>>> (half frustrated, half serious. If I had spare time these days, it seems this sort of contact information would be a perfect fit for my database, but alas, I can barely keep up with eating 3 meals a day these days, let alone work on more neat stuff like this)
>>>> PS: If you can't call 708-666-7999 (and more humorously, 708-666-7565) please fix your stuff. If you have any unreachable codes, I'll happily check my systems to return the favor.
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