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March 25, 1997

No. ATIA-3b (Formerly SIA-3c)


Electronic Directory Database Access (EDDA) Service

Aliant Telecom Inc., on behalf of NBTel Inc., Island Telecom Inc., Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company, and NewTel Communications Inc. announces the planned availability of Electronic Directory Database Access (EDDA) Service.

This service has been previously announced, subject to CRTC Decisions, in Information Notice, Terminal-to-Network Interface For Mediated Real-time Access To Directory Assistance Databases, TAPAC Bulletin No. 95-03, dated June 28, 1995.

EDDA Service is expected to be available from a Stentor Carrier within 120 days (subject to software, hardware equipment and resource availability conditions to be confirmed at the time of first service establishment) of the first user commitment to the Access Monthly Charge by signed contract. Once established by a Stentor Carrier, EDDA Service will be available at all times, except for periodic maintenance.

Compatibility Impact:

None expected.


The technical interface requirements are outlined in document TSC950505, "Specification for The Provision of Mediated Real-Time Access To Telephone Companies Directory Assistance Databases", as approved by the Canadian Interconnect Liaison Committee (CILC) on June 29, 1995. This document can be obtained from the CILC Secretariat by calling (613) 990-4714.

For further information on the service, please contact:

Telephony Standards
160 Elgin St., Room 640
Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3J4 Canada
Tel: (in Canada) 1-877-77-TELCO (83526)
Tel: (Worldwide) (613) 781-7393
Fax: (613) 781-1658


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